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Seven Learning Experiences Get Students Excited About STEM

New research shows that camps and clubs effectively engaging students in STEM subjects are doing much more than providing a series of hands-on activities.


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Milestone Reached in Effort to Measure Effective Education Technology

The EdTech Evidence Exchange’s new system will enable teachers nationwide to share what technology works where and why.


Back-to-school 2021: The Need for Trauma-Sensitive Teaching

UVA education professor Tish Jennings shares how classroom practices that prioritize safety and community can help schools meet students’ needs and get them back on track this school year.


Virginia Researchers Map the “EdTech Genome"

The EdTech Genome identifies 10 variables that affect the effectiveness of technology in the classroom.


Small Changes, Big Impact

Two EHD faculty members and one alumna were featured in the UVA Center for Teaching Excellence series highlighting instructors making a big impact with small changes.


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Professor Creates New App to Support Teacher Professional Development

Michael Kennedy combined his expertise as a special education scholar and his passion for technology to create a new app designed to improve teaching for special education students.


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What Immigrant Youth Can Teach Us About School, Post-COVID

Researchers studying the impact of disrupted formal learning in American students due to immigration status, chronic health problems or other reasons, offer insight into what comes next for post-COVID education.


What Learning Experiences Prepare Effective Future Teachers?

UVA researchers are studying which elements of teacher preparation programs connect to successful early-career teaching.


UVA Helps Educators Wrestle With How to Appropriately Teach Current Events

A team of faculty and students from the School of Education and Human Development worked with practicing educators to launch a new online resource hub, “Educating for Democracy.”


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Q&A: Professor Pens Guide for Teaching SEL in Elementary School

In her new book, SEL From The Start, Professor Rimm-Kaufman created a best-practices manual on how to teach social-emotional learning that offers research-based insights in a fun way.


Q&A: Professor Aims to Alleviate Teacher Burnout With Her New Book

Tish Jennings has answers for what she says has become an outdated educational system that causes stress and impairs teaching and learning.


How to Help Students? Focus on the Teachers.

UVA researchers worked with the state Department of Education to complete the first in-depth examination of teacher working conditions in Virginia. A new grant will fund a deeper analysis that links working conditions to equitable student outcomes and teacher retention.


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The Science of Reading: Virginia Early Literacy Summit Features UVA Faculty

Experts, teachers, administrators, and policymakers from across the Commonwealth convened for a half-day virtual summit on the science of reading and effective literacy instruction.


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UVA Design-Thinking Collaboration Helps Local Elementary School Win National Award

Two UVA professors worked with administrators and teachers at Baker-Butler Elementary School to develop a design-thinking curriculum that has contributed to the school’s success in closing achievement gaps.


Researchers Restructure Study With Main Goal of Supporting Teachers During COVID

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the research team made adjustments to their project, always thinking about how to serve their partnering teachers well.


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Back to School, with Equity in Mind

This summer, UVA experts and local educators held conversations and shared practical tips about educational equity in a virtual environment.


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Going with the FLHO: Curry School Implements New Flexible Learning Model

Wondering what this fall will look like at the Curry School? Our online team breaks down five core elements of the Curry School’s new safe, flexible hybrid learning model.


Connecting Mathematics Education to Social Justice Issues

Using lessons about social justice to increase students’ connection to mathematics is a way to show how mathematics can be a tool to critique and improve the world.


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Q&A: Why the Science of Reading is as Important as Ever

Professor Emily Solari discusses the pathway to increasing literacy skills in American students.


Researchers Awarded $1.4M Grant Supporting Teachers in Their Work with Students with Disabilities

The research team is developing a set of resources to help teachers create positive engagement and academic achievement for K-12 students with disabilities.