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In Tennessee, principal quality is not distributed equally across schools

Feb. 25, 2019—A new research brief from the Tennessee Education Research Alliance finds that principal quality varies greatly from school to school in Tennessee and effective principals are not distributed equally in schools across the state.

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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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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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Upside-down jellyfish teach land-locked teens about ocean conservation

Aug. 19, 2018—More than a dozen Cassiopea, more commonly known as “upside-down jellyfish,” from the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, have taken up residence as part of the marine science program at the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, a program of Peabody College's Department of Teaching and Learning and the Center for Science Outreach.

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Peabody College faculty earn awards and honors in 2017-18

May. 29, 2018—2017-’18 was another outstanding year for Peabody College faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, and service earned the admiration of peers near and far.

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Vanderbilt education faculty honored for scholarship

Apr. 24, 2018—The American Educational Research Association honored several Vanderbilt University professors at its 2018 annual conference, April 13–17, in New York City.

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Making peace

Apr. 2, 2018—Through efforts like the Nashville Longitudinal Study of Youth Safety and Wellbeing and new school discipline practices built around conflict resolution and restorative justice, Nashville's public schools, community organizations, and scholars at Peabody College are working collaboratively to reduce school suspensions and create safe and supportive learning environments.

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Vanderbilt Peabody’s Jiménez named 2018 AERA fellow

Mar. 19, 2018—Robert T. Jiménez is among 11 scholars selected as 2018 fellows by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The fellowship is one of the highest honors in the field of education.

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New faculty: Yolanda J. McDonald, assistant professor of human and organizational development

Mar. 16, 2018—Yolanda J. McDonald applies a geographic lens to questions about health disparities, examining how race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status and where people live affect their physical health.

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