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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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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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Vanderbilt earns $6.6M in special education training grants

Nov. 9, 2018—The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development has received five grants totaling $6.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. The new OSEP training grants will focus on preparing master’s and doctoral students to work with children with disabilities.

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Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist, honored with NIH Merit Award

Oct. 25, 2018—Laurie Cutting, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, has received a $3 million National Institutes of Health Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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When differences are strengths: Helping those with intellectual disabilities thrive

Oct. 25, 2018—Through programs like Next Steps at Vanderbilt, researchers and a constellation of partners and allies are helping young people with disabilities transition to flourishing lives.

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Tennessee selected for federal disability office’s 2018 Employment First Leadership Program

Feb. 1, 2018—The federal Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has selected Tennessee as both a Core and Vision Quest state to receive technical assistance and training under the Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP) for FY 2018. The Vanderbilt Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities through its leadership of the TennesseeWorks partnership is a part of this program.

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Does watching Sesame Street make kids kinder?

Jan. 31, 2018—A grant of more than $100,000 from Sesame Workshop will support a study by researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development measuring the effects of watching Sesame Street on young children’s understanding of kindness and emotions.

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Vanderbilt faculty ranked among top influencers in education

Jan. 12, 2018—Seven professors on the faculty at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are once again included in an annual listing of the most influential public scholars in education.

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AAIDD honors Vanderbilt scholars

Jan. 5, 2018—The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has named three Vanderbilt scholars in its annual awards for outstanding contributions to the field.

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RTI pioneers rebut evaluation, citing fidelity and structural problems

Oct. 18, 2017—The Response to Intervention initiative, commonly known in education circles as RTI, is being regarded unfairly in the wake of a negative national evaluation, according to Vanderbilt researchers.

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