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- 3.5.14 PEABODY RESEARCH TEAM EARNS TOP AERA AWARD The 2014 Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award of the American Educational Research Association has been awarded to the research team of Doug Fuchs and Lynn Fuchs. They jointly hold the Nicholas Hobbs Chair in Special Education and Human Development, are professors of special education in Peabody College, and are Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigators.
- 3.4.14 SKIPPING A GRADE IS RARE, BUT IT MIGHT JUST SAVE THE WORLD School administrators are rarely as comfortable with grade skipping as teachers. Frustrated advocates of gifted children can’t understand why school districts won’t embrace the cheapest and easiest way to enrich a bright child’s day. Those kids can make the social adjustment, they argue. Why leave them bored and frustrated, making do with just a few gifted classes each week?
- 3.3.14 THESIS DOCUMENTING DISCOVERY OF FAMOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT DONATED TO VANDERBILT If you look at the word “red” written in green letters, it is significantly easier to say “red” than it is to say “green.” That is the essence of the Stroop effect, which was discovered in the 1930’s by John Ridley Stroop as part of his doctoral thesis in psychology at George Peabody College for Teachers, which is now Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.
- 2.28.14 TRAINING AND RETAINING TEACHERS TOPIC OF CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY Peabody professor Marcy Singer-Gabella and other education leaders traveled to the nation’s capital Feb. 27 to testify before Congress about what is needed to train and retain the nation’s top teachers. The hearing focused on federal reporting requirements and regulations, retention of effective teachers and the role of the federal government in teacher preparation.
- 2.23.14 METRO NASHVILLE SCHOOLS MAY PUT PRE-K HUB AT CASA AZAFRÁN The director of Metro Nashville Public Schools is prepared to ask the school board to approve an agreement with Conexión Americas, owner of the year-old facility, to convert the vacant 4,800-square-foot space into the school district's third new prekindergarten center. Peabody's Dale Farran sees benefits for English language learners in the pre-K year.
- 2.18.14 CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY FOCUS OF RESEARCH PANEL MARCH 11 The epidemic of children living in poverty is the topic of a mini-conference hosted by the Peabody Research Institute at Peabody College March 11, 2-4 p.m.
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For teacher job applicants, study finds it's all about location, location, location
As federal, state, and local education officials ponder how to attract effective teachers to job openings at schools that serve low-income students, they might want to consider the results of a pair of recent studies about the supply side of the teacher-labor market.