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- 8.4.14 5 Dr. Seuss stories you should read to your kids Rhymes and riddles aside, the famously known Dr. Seuss is set to return with a slew of lost stories called “Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories" that will be published in September. The book will be a picture book with a few short stories from the golden years of Dr. Seuss.
- 7.29.14 Media Advisory: Education experts available for back-to-school stories As schools nationwide prepare for the new academic year, education experts from Peabody College are available for comment on a variety of education topics.
- 7.28.14 Historically black and Hispanic-serving colleges are performing better than previously thought Minority students who attend historically black or Hispanic-serving colleges are just as likely to complete their undergraduate degree as similar minority students at traditional institutions, according to a new Peabody study.
- 7.10.14 At Susan Gray School, children with disabilities and typically developing children learn side by side Peabody College’s Susan Gray School for Children has long been known at Vanderbilt and in the Nashville community as a resource for early childhood education of children with developmental disabilities. Not everyone knows, however, that the school also enrolls many typically developing children.
- 6.23.14 Study: Tennessee teacher retention bonuses are paying off Are cash incentives a possible solution to retaining highly effective teachers in low-performing schools? Yes, according to the results of a new Vanderbilt study that evaluated the state of Tennessee’s recent implementation of a $5,000 retention bonus program in low-performing schools.
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Is math hard because we’re teaching it wrong?
For as long as there have been math worksheets and flashcards, children have learned the mechanics of solving equations before graduating to deeper mathematical concepts. It’s not uncommon for young students to labor over addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems without having a firm grasp on the underlying concepts that make the equations work.