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- 4.29.16 Vanderbilt class donates $60,000 to area nonprofitsVanderbilt students gave $60,000 to three Nashville charities on April 25, the final day of a spring semester class on philanthropy.
- 4.19.16 Vanderbilt’s Humphrey Fellows travel to East TennesseeTen international scholars wrapped up their 10-month fellowship at Vanderbilt with a trip east to meet with educators and experience the Great Smoky Mountains.
- 4.19.16 Douglas Perkins earns community psychology research awardVanderbilt professor Douglas Perkins has been named among the Society for Community Research and Action’s 2015-16 award recipients for excellence and worthy contribution to the field of community psychology.
- 4.12.16 Farran named ‘Children’s Champion’ by NAAEYC Vanderbilt education researcher Dale Farran was presented the 2016 Children’s Champion award at the Nashville Area Association for the Education of Young Children annual meeting in Nashville April 10.
- 4.12.16 Seven things parents and teachers should know about preschool mathBethany Rittle-Johnson, professor of psychology and human development, explains the most important elements of early math based on her research into how children in preschool through first grade learn about the world of numbers.
- 4.7.16 Vanderbilt education faculty featured at AERA annual meetingThe latest research on key education issues will be presented by Peabody faculty at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting. The conference takes place in Washington, D.C., April 8–12, 2016.
- 3.31.16 Murry Receives Award at Spring Faculty AssemblyVelma McBride Murry, the Lois Autrey Betts Professor of Education and Human Development, was given the Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award for her significant contributions to research in HIV risk prevention, particularly with rural African American youth.
- 3.29.16 Vanderbilt international fellows to explore GatlinburgVanderbilt University’s 10 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows will travel to east Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains April 8-10. They will attend Dollywood’s annual Festival of Nations, a tradition for each year’s cohort of Humphrey Fellows, who are leaders in education and public policy from developing countries and emerging democracies around the world.
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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.
Study: Charter school grads stay in college, earn more money
Students who attend charter high schools are more likely to graduate, go to college and stay in college than students who attend traditional public high schools. This is according to the first large-scale study of the effects of charter schools on earnings in adulthood, conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development, Georgia State University and Mathematica Policy Research. The full results were recently published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.