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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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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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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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The Power of Pre-K: Fact of Fiction?

Jul. 7, 2016—When Peabody professors Mark Lipsey and Dale Farran embarked on a study to evaluate the long-term benefits of Tennessee’s multimillion-dollar voluntary prekindergarten program, they fully expected conventional wisdom to prevail. After all, pre-K is known to close the achievement gap, prepare children for school, and jump-start early learning. The numbers should bear that out, right? Turns out it wasn't that simple.

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Dec. 1, 2015—The first time one of Ebony McGee's engineering colleagues questioned her intelligence she brushed it off. But years later, the jabs hadn’t stopped. Now an assistant professor at Peabody, her research is focused on the barriers black scholars and professionals have in the STEM workforce.

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Enterprising Interns

Jul. 15, 2015—From finance to fashion, HOD students pursue unique internships of their own making. They've logged hours at Oscar de la Renta, CONAN, the World Food Programme, Deloitte, Neville McCarthy PR and Big Machine Label Group (home to Taylor Swift) to name a few.

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The Peabody Spirit: Celebrating 100 years of innovation, advocacy and outreach

Dec. 23, 2014—Peabody College is celebrating 100 years on its current campus—a century of championing education for the for all children, including those marginalized by ability, socioeconomic status or race.

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Hard Core

Jul. 9, 2014—Implementation of Common Core has been much more difficult than anyone imagined, leaving students caught in a political tug of war. Peabody faculty weigh in on the Common Core dilemma.

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Foreign Exchange

Dec. 10, 2013—In a fragmented world, education can build bridges across oceans, mountains and deserts; it can draw connections between cultures that seemingly have little in common; and it can break the knots of tightly bound prejudices through shared experiences and mutual concerns. For these reasons, Peabody College has embarked on a journey of robust international exchange.
For more than a decade, Peabody faculty members have been crisscrossing the globe to study and teach best educational practices. They have invested in programs to bring teachers and education leaders from other countries to the Vanderbilt campus and have collaborated with education researchers abroad to find solutions to the most impregnable problems facing schools today.

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After Newtown

Jun. 27, 2013—In the immediate aftermath of the December 2012 murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the public’s horror over the violence escalated into a contentious debate on school safety, bullying, parenting and gun laws. Little is known about why Adam Lanza killed his mother, six educators and 20 first-graders before killing himself. The media replayed the few details that were known, but the traumatic incident left many questions in its wake. Peabody faculty weigh in.

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