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- 1.5.17 mnps senior's vanderbilt study advances in Regeneron science competitionA member for the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt and a senior in MNPS is a semifinalist in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent search.
- 1.4.17 "How to raise a genius," coverage of SMPY, is a 2016 top storyThe Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth," a five-decade longitudinal study into gifted children, was one of the most popular science stories of 2016, according to Scientific American magazine.
- 1.4.17 RTI Expands, Encounters Growing Pains"I know many school[s] have worked hard to try to make this thing work. It is a machine with many moving parts, and to get all of those parts moving in synchrony is a very tall order." - Doug Fuchs, Professor and Nicholas Hobbs Chair in Special Education, explaining the RTI model in an Education Week magazine story.
- 1.3.17 School closings in Tennessee reveal risks of state takeoverA selling point for Georgia's Opportunity School District was the Achievement School District in Tennessee, yet a report from Vanderbilt's Peabody College shows ASD is struggling. Gary Henry, professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
- 1.3.17 fuchs discusses Texas' dramatic drop in special education servicesA Texas Education monitoring system led to a 30 percent drop in the percentage of students in that state receiving special education services. Peabody's Doug Fuchs, Professor and Nicholas Hobbs Chair in Special Education, discusses this in an article from The Houston Chronicle.
- 12.12.16 Vanderbilt earns top rankings for successful minority recruitment in master's and doctoral programsDiverse: Issues in Higher Education ranked Vanderbilt very high for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans.
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Study finds Common Core's take on fractions is on target
A Peabody College study suggests the Common Core State Standards recommendations for teaching math - particularly fractions - is quite effective. Peabody's Lisa Fazio is lead author of the study.
Early math knowledge related to later achievement
A new longitudinal study by Peabody College finds that children's math knowledge in preschool is related to their later achievement - but not all types of math knowledge were related equally.
App will help children with disabilities and challenging behavior
A $1.5 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences will help develop a smart phone app for use by parents of young children with disabilities.
Report: Spending more on pre-K doesn't guarantee success
America has been too quick to invest in prekindergarten programs without a clear strategy for success, according to a new report from the Peabody Research Institute.
Grant to fund research into addressing classroom behavior problems
A grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to Professor Joe Wehby will fund a study looking at "Tier 2" behavior interventions.