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Teacher Pay ChalkboardTeacher merit pay has merit: new report 

An analysis of existing research on teacher merit pay programs reveals that the highly debated practice is having a positive effect on student outcomes, according to a new report by Peabody Prof. Matt Springer. 

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PiggybankFears about college debt vary by subgroup, study finds 

Prospective college students are less willing to take out loans to pay for their education than previously documented, and the degree to which people eschew borrowing may be affected by gender, age, and race, according to a new study from Vanderbilt's Peabody College. 

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math and reading comp$2.5 Million grant supports study examining link between math and reading comprehension 

A research project working to identify the role language comprehension plays in math problem-solving and reading comprehension will continue its work thanks to a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. 

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Fraction MonsterStudy 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. 

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Math KnowledgeEarly 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. 

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