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- 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.
- 6.10.14 Turns Out No Child Left Behind May Have Actually Been Good For Teachers When Peabody College professor Jason A. Grissom started exploring how the No Child Left Behind Act has affected teachers, he expected to find that the 2001 Bush-era law made their work harder. Grissom and two fellow researchers found nearly the opposite to be true.
- 5.22.14 Arne Duncan on achievement gaps: 'Where is the outrage?' Outrage is the proper response to the achievement gaps in America, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told a roomful of education reporters gathered for the Education Writers Association’s 67th National Seminar.
- 5.21.14 U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan lauds 'courage' of Tennessee amid reform pushback At multiple stops in Nashville Tuesday, President Barack Obama's top education official showered Tennessee with praise for "controversial but common-sense decisions" he contends are having a profound effect on achievement.
- 5.12.14 SCHOLAR IDENTITY INSTITUTE AIMS TO INSPIRE MINORITY STUDENTS Orange County (VA) Public Schools are hoping to inspire black male middle school students to greater scholarship with a new summer program.
- 4.21.14 BENBOW REAPPOINTED AS DEAN OF PEABODY COLLEGE Camilla P. Benbow has been reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt Peabody College. The reappointment is for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2015.
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