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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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Early Childhood News Special Education


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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Diversity and Inclusion Features News


Taking playtime seriously

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

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Early Childhood Features News Special Education


Diagnosis dismal

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

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Features Higher Education News


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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Diversity and Inclusion Features Gifted Education News


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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Features Leadership and Organizations News School Leadership


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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Instructional preference may boost children’s learning

Mar. 28, 2016—When children have a choice of how they interact with educators, they may learn more efficiently.

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Early Childhood Features News Teaching and Learning


The proof is in the pizza

Mar. 28, 2016—Graduate students devise a unique study to teach an aspiring pizza chef with autism to follow recipes.

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Features Findings News Special Education


Can pre-K be fixed?

Feb. 1, 2016—New analysis of Tennessee's state-funded pre-K is prompting reevaluation and change.

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Early Childhood Features News Teaching and Learning