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Vanderbilt increases presence in Edu-Scholar rankings

Jan. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt University has increased its presence in the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, Education Week’s annual listing of the most influential public scholars in education.

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Labels like ‘Asian fail’ and ‘Black genius’ are no joke for STEM students of color

Jan. 17, 2019—A new National Science Foundation-funded report published in AERA Open documents the negative effects labels and stereotypes are having on high-achieving Asian and Black college students.

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Special education researchers highlight moderator analysis in ‘Exceptional Children’ special issue

Jan. 17, 2019—A Vanderbilt special education research team served as guest co-editors of the January issue of Exceptional Children, the distinguished research journal of the Council for Exceptional Children. Professors Douglas Fuchs and Lynn S. Fuchs chose the theme of moderator analysis.

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Immigrant children in ‘tender age shelters’ at risk for psychological disorders

Dec. 19, 2018—The practice of separating immigrant children from their parents is very likely to lead to negative effects on emotional and mental health, according to a new paper authored by Vanderbilt University psychology professor Kathryn L. Humphreys.

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Stress and trauma in earliest years linked to reduced hippocampal volume in adolescence

Dec. 19, 2018—Stressful or traumatic experiences occurring in a child’s earliest years—birth to age 5—have been linked to reduced hippocampal volume in adolescence, according to a new Vanderbilt University report published in Developmental Science.

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Islamophobia and partisanship tackled in diversity lecture series

Dec. 10, 2018—Pressing social issues of the day will be the focus of upcoming installments of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.

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Vanderbilt KidTalk begins clinical trial on intervention for young children with language delays

Dec. 10, 2018—Researchers in the Vanderbilt KidTalk Lab are joining researchers at two other universities to conduct a clinical trial of an intervention for young children with language delays in a study funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders.

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Report: Racial isolation affects TN black teachers’ turnover rates

Dec. 10, 2018—A new brief released by the Tennessee Education Research Alliance finds that teachers of color are more likely to transfer schools than White teachers, especially when they are racially isolated.

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Tennessee Governor Haslam announces 2019 fellows for Governor’s Academy for School Leadership

Dec. 5, 2018—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced on November 29 the participants selected for the 2019 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership (GASL), a one-year fellowship program to cultivate and develop future school leaders across Tennessee and improve school effectiveness and student performance.

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SAILS math remediation eliminated students’ delay in entering college-level courses; did not increase math achievement

Nov. 27, 2018—More than a third of community college entrants nationally are required to take remedial courses once in college, thereby delaying student progress toward completing a degree. Researchers at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development and Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research conducted an evaluation of Tennessee’s innovative solution to remediation’s costly delay.

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