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When Differences are Strengths: Helping those with intellectual disabilities thrive

Sep. 27, 2018—A whiz at data entry, typing with accuracy at 90 words a minute, Jamal Underwood, who has autism, has turned his learning differences into strengths.

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Farm to Table: Knapp Farm was an early experiment in sustainability

Sep. 17, 2018—In 1914 Peabody established a farm to educate farmers and train the teachers who would educate the children of farmers.

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Making Peace

Mar. 30, 2018—Nashville is enjoying an unprecedented economic boom, with about 80 people moving to Music City every day and real estate prices rising faster than any other place in the country. Gentrification is creeping into neighborhoods, as older homes are replaced with high-rise condos, trendy bistros and exclusive boutiques. Meanwhile, more than one third of Nashville’s children live in poverty.

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Big Picture

Mar. 30, 2018—As he approaches retirement, Mark Lipsey says with a laugh that he has only had two jobs in his life. That may be due to his stumbling upon his calling early on. It also may have something to do with being in the right place at the right time. Either way, he set a course and never looked back.

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New Leaf

Mar. 30, 2018—When Andrew Finch earned his M.Ed. at Peabody in the mid-1990s, he knew he wanted to do something that would make a difference in the lives of young people. A certified school counselor and longtime champion of recovery high schools, he now serves as coordinator of the school counseling track in the master’s degree program in human development counseling at Peabody.

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All Inclusive

Mar. 30, 2018—The Susan Gray School at Peabody is the first nationally recognized inclusive preschool. One-third of the students at SGS have an intellectual or physical disability. The school provides a fertile training ground for a select cadre of graduate students in Peabody’s early childhood special education program, the Susan Gray fellows.

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Coping with Stress

Aug. 9, 2017—Bruce Compas has a groundbreaking study that shows which coping strategies work best.

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