Equity, Inclusion and Race Related Articles

Joseph Williams

How School Counselors Can Best Support Students’ Return to Learn

Counselor education professor Joseph Williams shares his thoughts on the need for a whole-child approach, the role of school counselors, and how to bring an equity lens to social-emotional learning.


UVA EHD Faculty Awarded 2020-21 Jefferson Trust Grants

Three new grants will fund workforce development in data science for young adults with autism, anti-racist teacher education, and a children’s book collection designed for COVID-19 education and support.


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Uncovering the Legacy of UVA’s First Black Woman Graduate

Margaret Thornton is leading a push to recognize the life and accomplishments of E. Louise Stokes Hunter, who earned her doctorate in education from UVA in 1953.


MEDIA ALERT: Charlottesville Freedom School Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2021

The UVA Center for Race and Public Education (CRPES) is hosting a hybrid 2021 Freedom School for 3rd through 8th grade students.


Black Girl holding poster the disgrace of the state Prince Edward County closing schools because of desegregation

UVA and the History of Race: Allies of Integration

In the last installment of the University's series on "UVA and the History of Race," Associate Professor Emerita Patrice Preston Grimes details the history of the "Deseg Center," created at the School in 1967 to provide technical assistance and funding for the state to achieve public school integration.


Anthony A. Jack

“Access Must Become Inclusion”: Dr. Anthony A. Jack Presents 2021 Walter N. Ridley Lecture

The author of “The Privileged Poor” spoke with the UVA community about what it means to be a low-income or first-generation student in an elite campus environment.


Hunter Student Research Conference

Newly Renamed Hunter Student Research Conference Honors UVA’s First Black Woman Graduate

The annual celebration of student research, renamed this year for Louise Stokes Hunter ‘53, will include new research on her life conducted by a UVA EHD doctoral student.


Karen Inkelas

Research Awards Support Projects That Benefit Students, Community

Karen Inkelas has been awarded a grant from UVA's President and Provost’s Fund for Institutionally Related Research for her project examining belonging and academic success among underrepresented students at UVA.


Professor Paul Harris and basketball player Sam Hauser

Why This Professor Says Recruiting Hoops Star Sam Hauser Was a No-Brainer

When UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett recruited star Sam Hauser, he saw many of the qualities that associate professor Paul Harris has observed in the classroom over the last two years. (Hauser photo by Matt Riley, UVA Athletics.)


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Black History Month: Resources and Expert Voices

February is Black History Month – but the need to study, understand, and teach Black history doesn't stop in March. From UVA EHD's Center for Race and Education in the South (CRPES), here is a collection of resources, ongoing research, and expert voices focused on elevating Black history through education all year long.


Grace Meng, Larry Irving, Jessica Rosenworcel

Why Internet Access Is a Human Right – And What We Can Do About It

In a virtual discussion with UVA President Jim Ryan, experts on the “digital divide” explored how lack of internet access creates major barriers to education, health care, and more. Here are three key takeaways.


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.”


Robert Berry

Q&A: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Robert Q. Berry

Berry, the recently appointed Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the UVA School of Education and Human Development, shares his goals and vision for the new office.


Tamara Dias

Pandemic Can’t Stop This Alumna From Getting More Black Teachers in the Classroom

As executive director of the African American Teaching Fellows program, Tamara Dias aims to increase the number of teachers of color in Charlottesville and Albemarle County schools.


Miray Seward and Edward Scott

Doctoral Students Win Award for Creating Writing Group for Black Scholars at UVA

The Black Scholars in Education and Human Development Writing Group earned its creators the 2019 American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Diversity Initiative Award.


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Five Ways to Build a More Equitable Education System

In a series of discussions on education equity, students, teachers, administrators, policymakers, and researchers shared insights about how communities can come together to solve critical issues.


Elgin Cleckley leads Baker-Butler Elementary teachers through a design thinking exercise.

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.


Filip Loncke (left) and April Salerno (right)

'Hidden in Plain Sight': Exploring Linguistic Diversity at UVA

A new cross-disciplinary project seeks to explore and celebrate linguistic diversity within the University student body, bringing an overlooked resource to the surface.


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Board of Visitors Votes to Drop 'Curry' from School Name

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors voted to rename the Curry School of Education and Human Development as the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development.


Majoring in STEM: A Pipeline for Careers in Social Justice

An education professor is studying the ways STEM programs at institutions of higher education are actively promoting their degree programs to students interested in the work of social justice.