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- 10.30.14 Vanderbilt lands $15M in grants for special education teacher training The Department of Special Education at Peabody College has received $15 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
- 10.29.14 ‘White matter’ behaves differently in children with dyslexia Trans-institutional neuroimaging research at Vanderbilt University finds that the brain may be structured differently in children with dyslexia, a reading disorder that affects up to 17 percent of the population.
- 10.3.14 Be clear about purpose when starting a charter school A key to successfully launching a charter school is clear communication about the need and purpose for the new school, according to a report from researchers at Peabody.
- 9.29.14 Five takeaways on school choice from Peabody College scholar In recent years, charter schools have proliferated and the state’s use of school vouchers have become an annual debate in the legislature. Ron Zimmer, an expert on school choice and researcher at Peabody College, recently gave a presentation on the impact expanded school choice could have in Tennessee to a crowd of state politicians, educators and Governor Bill Haslam at a recent education summit.
- 9.25.14 Shanghai teacher collaboration model catches on in Tennessee A teacher collaboration model used in Shanghai is proving useful to Tennessee teachers in building instructional expertise and boosting student outcomes, according to a new Vanderbilt research project.
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Black diversity in higher ed? We are not there yet
Yearly, the U.S. becomes more culturally diverse than ever before. We are not just a nation of immigrants; we are the nation of immigrants. More than any other nation in the world, the U.S. can and does boast of its diverse citizenry. Not only are we a nation of immigrants, we are also the most diverse country in the world due to slavery, specifically the enslavement of Africans, now known as Blacks or African-Americans.