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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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Hidden Epidemic

Jul. 31, 2017—While survival rates continue to rise for children with once-fatal health conditions like brain tumors, leukemia and congenital heart disease, that survival comes at a cost: long-term, and sometimes permanent, learning deficits. Psychology and Human Development’s Bruce Compas has released a groundbreaking new study on the magnitude of this problem—and what can be done

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Overcoming Obstacles

Jul. 31, 2017—A racquet ball-size brain tumor was no match for Makenzie Matthews.

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Out of Reach?

Feb. 13, 2017—Tyler is a bright young student. He gets good grades and participates in extracurricular activities. He has a job at the home improvement store and has started saving his money. He has applied to a state college nearby and is accepted. He even qualifies for a scholarship. Sounds like Tyler’s going to college, right? Not necessarily.

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Rules of Engagement

Jan. 31, 2017—When parents read to their child, they are helping their child build a foundation for early language and literacy. But research at Peabody shows that children could be developing language and literacy skills at a significantly higher rate if parents tapped into a simple, powerful technique called dialogic questioning.

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Math Myths: Researchers debunk common misconceptions

Jan. 31, 2017—At Peabody, researchers are finding that there are many ways math is learned and are developing innovative new ways to teach it. They believe that math is not an unyielding discipline, accessible to only a select few. And, they would argue, math is fun.

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