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- 11.26.13 FORMER BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT JOINS PEABODY FACULTY AS VISITING PROFESSOR Peabody College has named Carol R. Johnson, former superintendent of Boston Public Schools, a visiting professor in its Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations beginning in January 2014.
- 11.26.13 PEABODY TO HOST NATIONAL GATHERING OF EDUCATION WRITERS More than 400 top journalists, scholars, communications professionals and newsmakers from across the country will converge on the Vanderbilt campus in spring 2014 for the national Education Writers Association's annual gathering.
- 11.25.13 GLOBAL GUESTS TO SHARE INDIGENOUS FOLKTALES WITH EAKIN ELEMENTARY STUDENTS DEC. 5 Eleven international guests—who hail from China, Guinea, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mauritania, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia and Swaziland—are spending a year at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development through the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright exchange program that brings midcareer leaders from developing nations to American host universities each year.
- 11.25.13 VIDEO GAMES HELP TEACH SCIENCE IN VANDERBILT RESEARCH PROJECT Knowing the definitions of Newton’s laws of motion and understanding them are two entirely different notions. Sure, you could memorize the concepts, but for students to truly get these abstract ideas, a Peabody research study is testing video games scientists believe can instill understanding.
- 11.20.13 SATURDAY MORNING PROGRAM AT PEABODY GIVES LOCAL STUDENTS FREE BOOKS, ENCOURAGES READING Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools has joined with the Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies and Peabody College to create a platform to provide detailed, reliable and recurring information about the commitment of major employers to the public school system.
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Positive school climates can reduce bullying
We are hearing a lot about bullying in surprising locations such as professional sports and the workplace. Without minimizing concern for those affected, most of us remain more worried about bullying as it occurs in the lives of young people and the students in our schools. If we can stop bullying there, perhaps we can keep it from infiltrating adult life, as well.