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- 5.16.13 VANDERBILT EXPERT AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON SUPREME COURT'S COLLEGE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION DECISION Peabody College professor Stella Flores, a leading expert on college access policies, says race-neutral policies do not work at the same level of affirmative action. Her research, conducted with the University of Houston's Catherine Horn, shows institutions would lose educationally critical diversity without such policies.
- 5.16.13 MOST MATH BEING TAUGHT IN KINDERGARTEN IS OLD NEWS TO STUDENTS Kindergarten teachers report spending much of their math instructional time teaching students basic counting skills and how to recognize geometric shapes—skills the students have already mastered before ever setting foot in the kindergarten classroom, new research finds.
- 5.10.13 FORMER UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESIDENT RECEIVES PEABODY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD Peabody College bestowed its 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award on educational psychologist Robert H. Bruininks during Commencement on May 10.
- 5.6.13 DEANS OFFER OUTLOOK ON VANDERBILT'S TEACHING LANDSCAPE AT CELEBRATION OF TEACHING EVENT When it comes to quality of teaching and research, Vanderbilt holds its faculty to high standards of excellence. But changes in instructional technology as well as changes among the student body present opportunities and challenges moving forward, said three deans at a recent Celebration of Teaching event.
- 4.13.13 'SUMMER SCHOOL' FOR TEACHERS OFFERS LEARNING, GROWTH Higher education and K-12 professionals have the opportunity to study and learn on the Peabody College campus this summer for a grown-up version of summer school — the Peabody Professional Institutes (PPI).
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Common Core will help provide boost to students
There seems to be a lot of confusion as well as some concern about the new Common Core State Standards that Tennessee adopted in 2010 and has been gradually rolling out. Implementation of the new standards in math and English language arts began in 2011, and testing based on the new standards will be fully in use by 2014-15.