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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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Olympic-size goals drive Paralympian and Peabody professor

Mar. 8, 2018—Courage and determination runs through the veins of two-time Paralympian and Vanderbilt professor Anjali Forber-Pratt. She lives by the motto “dream, drive, do.” Now she’s using her drive to succeed in research, advocacy and mentoring dedicated to disability rights. Forber-Pratt, assistant professor of human and organizational development at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, earned two...

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Researchers spotlight best practices in early childhood special education

Nov. 1, 2016—In the first five years of life, a child’s linguistic, conceptual, and social competence grow enormously.

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Peabody promotes mentoring for junior faculty

Nov. 1, 2016—Peabody College has launched an initiative designed to help early-career faculty thrive in all aspects of campus life and to guide them toward promotion and tenure. The R.A.C.E. (Research, Advocacy, Collaboration, Empowering) Mentoring project targets new and junior faculty members, and it is particularly useful for faculty of color. Peabody welcomed 14 new faculty this fall, 80 percent of whom are women and minorities.

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Taking playtime seriously

Oct. 31, 2016—Teaching children with disabilities play skills helps them interact with typically developing peers.

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Diagnosis dismal

Aug. 31, 2016—A new report highlights the need to improve college affordability, especially for lower-income families.

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Teachers, race and gifted access

Aug. 31, 2016—High-achieving black students are half as likely as their white peers to be assigned to gifted education. Their teachers’ race may explain why.

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Lessons in leadership

Aug. 30, 2016—When Tennessee’s governor wanted to develop better principals, he turned to the experts at Peabody College.

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The hidden cost of grit

Aug. 29, 2016—Could an emphasis on mental toughness be harming the psychological and physical health of black students?

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