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Sisters’ Legacy Lives On

Jun. 20, 2011—The abbreviated lives of Emily, BS’03, MEd’05, and Lauren Failla, BS’07, bear witness on an all-too-personal basis that out of tragedy comes triumph. The sisters, alumnae of Peabody’s human and organizational development program, died in tragic accidents, four years and half a world apart from each other.

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Readers Write

Jun. 20, 2011—Reading into Reading First Data In the Winter 2010 edition of the Peabody Reflector, there is an article with the heading “Early Reading First data shows impressive gains.” This article, a summary of results of a preliminary study, describes research that appears to be seriously flawed. Based on the summary presented, it appears that the...

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Read About It

Jun. 20, 2011—Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, and Teaching in Today’s Classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2010) by H. Richard Milner, associate professor of education. The book details strategies for closing the achievement gap by refocusing attention on opportunity gaps to successfully teach students in diverse, urban schools. It provides a...

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Grant to Fund Mental Health Service Study

Jun. 16, 2011—Improving mental health services is the aim of a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to Peabody’s Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement and the Indiana University Center for Adolescent and Family Studies (CAFS). The five-year project will examine how to improve mental health services for youth and families in community mental health...

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Helping the Younger Generation Grow

Jun. 16, 2011—When Roberta and Don Miller were pursuing their doctorates at Peabody in the early 1990s, they undertook a special project that examined funding in higher education. That’s when they made a $1 million dollar commitment to the school.

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Bird’s Eye View

Jun. 16, 2011—The rhythm of columns, archways and architectural curves is apparent from above, as seen in the colonnade between the Wyatt Center (Social Religious Building) and East Hall. The photographer did not climb a gingko tree to get the shot; he made use of a construction lift before it was moved.

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Summer 2011 Issue Staff

Jun. 16, 2011—Visit Peabody College’s Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Editor Donna Pritchett, Art Director Michael Smeltzer, Designer Nelson Bryan, Class Notes Editor Contributors: Joanne Lamphere Beckham, Kurt Brobeck, Katharyn Castro, Kara Furlong, Max Gertz, Jennifer Johnston, Melanie Moran, Jim Patterson, Lisa Robbins, Cindy Thomsen Web Edition Design and Development: Jeff Kirkwood, Devin McWhorter Camilla...

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From the Dean

Jun. 16, 2011—Popular discussions about how technology is shaping our personal, social and professional lives tend not to reference education schools.

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Students Mentor At-risk Youth

Jun. 16, 2011—Helping at-risk youth improve their reading skills is the aim of three Vanderbilt students who have helped mobilize a rotating group of 60 fellow student volunteers to meet with North Nashville youth every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Samantha Pomplon, Megan Goetsch and Samara Orkin, all seniors at Peabody, are co-coordinators of The After School Program,...

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Peabody Ranked No. 1 for Third Year

Jun. 16, 2011—Peabody College was named the No. 1 graduate education school in the United States for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in the rankings released March 15. The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on statistical analysis of programs, student and faculty surveys along with expert opinions. The data...

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