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- 5.19.15 New study takes hard look at National Council on Teacher Quality’s ratings of teacher prep programs The study, conducted by researchers at Peabody College and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, found that classroom teachers working in North Carolina who graduated from programs that meet NCTQ’s standards were more effective at raising students’ test scores in 15 out of 124 comparisons, less effective in 5 comparisons, and no different in 104 comparisons.
- 4.28.15 International educators leave Vanderbilt with powerful action plans Peabody's nine 2014-15 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows are international community leaders driven by the belief that education can transform an individual—and a nation. Yet, many hail from countries where the right to education is not universally guaranteed. Now that their nearly year-long fellowship at Peabody is coming to a close, they are making plans to implement action plans for educational reform in their home countries.
- 4.17.15 Peabody faculty pioneer Down syndrome speech and learning interventions During their first years, children develop more rapidly than at any other time, achieving the basic physical, cognitive, language, social and self-help skills crucial in life. Yet, although they make up 1 of about 700 live births in the United States, few studies have focused specifically on children with Down syndrome. Now, researchers at Peabody College are blazing new trails in language and learning programs designed to ensure children with Down syndrome have the brightest possible futures.
- 4.16.15 Humphrey Fellows talk social justice with Jimmy Carter Two of Vanderbilt University’s Humphrey Fellows, Nancy Mendy of the Gambia, and Geeta Motilal of South Africa, visited Emory University in Atlanta to attend the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program’s 28th Annual Global Development and Social Justice enhancement workshop.
- 4.15.15 Expert panel proposes means of preventing misbehavior in schools At the Peabody Research Institute’s annual mini-conference on April 2, three leading educational researchers in the field of school behavior addressed different aspects of misbehavior in schools and its effect on education. The conference convened at the Wyatt Center at Peabody College.
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Dean Benbow: Challenge Highly Talented Children
I co-direct a longitudinal study of more than 5,000 talented individuals we have been tracking since they were first identified around age 13. Many scored in the top 1 percent (or even the top tenth of 1 percent) on the SAT, several years before students typically take that test.