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- 7.25.16 Study: LGBTQ students feel safer at schools with gay-straight alliancesA study by the Peabody Research Institute finds that LGBTQ students attending high schools with gay-straight alliances report fewer incidences of bullying based on sexual orientation or gender expression.
- 7.21.16 Peabody alumna awarded Curb Public ScholarshipLeah Lomotey-Nakon, a Vanderbilt Divinity School student who earned a graduate degree from Peabody College of education and human development, has been awarded a Curb Public Scholarship for 2016-17 to develop a game-based tool for reducing subtle and implicit bias within group interactions.
- 7.19.16 Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks 'Friendship Families'Vanderbilt's Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is seeking members of the university community to serve as Friendship Families for its International Fellows during the upcoming academic year.
- 7.8.16 Clifford Hofwolt, long-time faculty member at PeabodyProfessor Clifford Hofwolt,a member of the faculty at Peabody since before its 1979 merger with Vanderbilt University, has died. He was 74-years-old.
- 7.8.16 Dale Farran joins transition team for new Metro Nashville Public Schools superintendentProfessor Dale Farran has been named as a member of the transition team for the new Metro Nashville Public School Superintendent Shawn Joseph.
- 7.7.16 Gary Henry participates in development of large data “dashboard” for North Carolina schoolsPeabody’s Gary Henry is part of a team developing a web portal to decades of research on the quality of teachers and teacher programs in North Carolina.
- 7.7.16 Scholarship program seeks STEM majors who want to teachUndergraduate students majoring in science, math, or engineering can make a difference in high-needs secondary schools while earning teaching licensure and a master's degree through the Vanderbilt-Fisk Noyce Program.
- 7.5.16 Sandra Barnes named assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusionProfessor Sandra Barnes, a sociologist whose work examines resilience and community in urban settings, has been named assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion.
- 7.5.16 IDL Awards Funding to Peabody faculty, studentsProfessor Georgene Troseth and doctoral student Colleen Russo are recipients of awards from the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning's Innovation Programs initiative.
- 7.3.16 "We're just not seeing the data that this is helping kids."Professor Gary Henry, talking to attendees at a Georgia education conference about his research into the Achievement School District. Georgia voters will decided upon a proposal to allow the state to take over struggling school districts.
- 7.3.16 Responsiveness-to-intervention model being employed in Arkansas teacher trainingTeachers and principals in Arkansas are working this summer to improve plans for responding to academic and behavioral needs of students, utilizing an intervention model developed by Peabody's Doug Fuchs.
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Evaluation is needed of federal preschool development grants
In a paper published by the Brookings Institution, Peabody Professor Dale Farran criticizes federal efforts in the area of preschool programs. Her paper reports on the dangers of continuing to implement "an elementary school-based program in terms of its likely longer term effects."
College affordability has declined in all 50 states: Report
College affordability has declined in all 50 states since 2008, according to a new report by Vanderbilt University, in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania and the Higher Education Policy Institute. William Doyle, associate professor of higher education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, is lead policy analyst and co-lead author of the report.
Kennedy Center joins nation’s largest autism study
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) is one of a select group of sites selected to launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States. Sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), SPARK will collect information and DNA for genetic analysis from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to advance the understanding of the causes of this condition and to hasten the discovery of supports and treatments.