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Education Policy and Leadership

Education leaders, administrators and policymakers have the opportunity – and the responsibility – to shape the future of our educational systems and the students within them. We are cultivating leaders who are up to that challenge.

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UVA Partnership for Leaders in Education

The Partnership for Leaders in Education (UVA-PLE) is a unique joint venture between Darden School of Business and School of Education and Human Development. UVA-PLE combines the most innovative leadership advancement, practical expertise, and proven methodologies from both business and education to demonstrably improve educational and life outcomes for our nation’s students. 

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Improving Education Policy

With evidence-based knowledge and strong partnerships, our faculty and researchers are shaping policy across the Commonwealth and beyond.

Virginia Policy Partnership Collaborative

The Virginia Policy Partnership Collaborative is an effort aimed at connecting researchers and students at the University of Virginia with education policymakers to address pressing education problems in the Commonwealth through careful research. VPPC works to connect active research to real-world challenges facing education in Virginia, from early childhood through the college years.

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EdPolicyWorks

The EdPolicyWorks research center, a collaboration between EHD and the Batten School of Public Policy, brings together researchers and policymakers from across UVA and the Commonwealth to focus on important questions of educational policy and implications for the workforce.

Education Policy Associates

The EPA program is an opportunity for students who want training in education policy and opportunities to work on applied research projects with faculty and education policymakers.

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Research: Education Policy & Leadership

High-Dosage Tutoring

Strong evidence points to equity and well-being benefits from well-designed programs.

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The Nine (or more?) Lives of the Student Loan Payment Pause

Beginning in late March of 2020 and continuing through at least early 2023, most student loan borrowers have benefited from a “pause” on payments.

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School Division Operations During SY 2020-21: Use of Technology for Remote Learning

Divisions had to consider whether to provide some or all students with a personal computing device, whether and how to connect students to the internet, and whether to provide remote technological support to students and staff.

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School Division Operations During SY 2020-21: Use of Remote Instruction

Divisions had to consider how students would access curriculum when not in the school building, how teachers would provide instruction to remote students, and whether teachers would be responsible for teaching students both in-person and remotely.

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Professionalizing the Child Care Workforce: Understanding the Low Rates of Credential Completion among Early Educators

This report uses administrative data to track the experiences of over 1000 child care teachers who began working towards the ECAC between 2016 and 2018.

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