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Leyva awarded NAEd/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Jul. 9, 2020—Luis A. Leyva, assistant professor of mathematics education at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, has been awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for his research “Queer of Color: Counter-stories from Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Science Majors.”

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Enhanced e-book helps close the word gap in children from families of low socio-economic status

Jun. 29, 2020—New research from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development asks whether the use of an enhanced electronic book can train parents in reading methods that facilitate parent-child conversations, which are known to spur preschool vocabulary development and the language processing skills necessary to close the word gap.

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Ask an Expert: How to maintain sobriety during a pandemic

Jun. 10, 2020—Addiction thrives in isolation, so sheltering in place and social distancing during COVID-19 can be challenging for people in recovery as well as for those who are susceptible to substance misuse, says Andrew Finch, an addiction expert and Vanderbilt Peabody College professor.

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Tennessee teachers identify technological supports for remote learning as primary need during COVID-19 school closures

Jun. 9, 2020—More than three-quarters of teachers in the recent Tennessee Educator Survey selected technological supports for remote learning as the most helpful supports needed to promote educational access during COVID-19 school closures.

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Independent Focus: Independent School Leadership master’s program drives innovation, boosts careers

May. 28, 2020—The Independent School Leadership master’s program, launched six years ago, includes instruction from Peabody faculty and industry experts to advance independent school leaders and their schools.

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To Bridge the Gap: Peabody’s Department of Special Education applies best-in-class academic research to solve real-world challenges

May. 28, 2020—In recent years a cadre of energetic, productive faculty members have joined Peabody's special education department, building on the legacy of high-caliber research and teaching that began in the 1950s with Lloyd Dunn and developmental psychologists Nicholas Hobbs and Susan Gray.

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New research suggests long-term rental subsidies as a solution for homelessness in families

May. 18, 2020—One program worked much better than the rest: a long-term rental subsidy that held families’ housing costs to 30 percent of their income.

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Recent Books by Peabody Alumni

May. 15, 2020—Qualitative Data Collection Tools: Design, Development, and Applications, (2020, Sage Publishers) by Felice D. Billups, EdD’91 This new and unique supplementary text that will guide students and new researchers to design, develop, pilot and employ qualitative tools in order to collect qualitative data. Templates of interview protocols, focus group moderator guides, content analysis tools, document...

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Fact or Fake? The role of knowledge neglect in misinformation

May. 15, 2020—Psychological research demonstrates that noticing errors in what we read is often difficult, and that those errors can affect our later beliefs, even when we know they’re wrong.

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Peabody Faculty Honors

May. 14, 2020—Sarah Brown-Schmidt, associate professor in psychology and human development, gave an invited talk on “Memory for Conversation as Evidence” at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Sun-Joo Cho, associate professor of psychology, has been elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Brian D. Christens, MS’04, PhD’08, associate...

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Recent books by Peabody Faculty

May. 14, 2020—Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps and Teaching in Today’s Classrooms (Race and Education), second edition (2020, Harvard Education Press) by H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Education and professor of leadership, policy and organizations In this thoroughly revised second edition, Milner addresses the knowledge and insights...

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Metro Councilmember Zulfat Suara to speak at Wyatt Center Rotunda Nov. 15

Nov. 13, 2019—On Friday, Nov. 15, Vanderbilt and Nashville community members are invited to attend “An Evening with Metro Council Member-At-Large Zulfat Suara,” who will give a talk at the Wyatt Center Rotunda from 7 to 8 p.m.

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