Equity, Inclusion and Race Related Articles

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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.”


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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.


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.


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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.


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.


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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.


‘Teachers in the Movement’ Goes Virtual, Links Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

Amid a global pandemic and nationwide protests, one UVA research project has forged new virtual connections that bring lessons from civil-rights-era teachers to present-day educators.


Robert Berry Named Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Robert Q. Berry, III, the Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Mathematics Education, has been appointed the associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at the School of Education and Human Development.


Pianta: Recognizing the Anniversary of August 11-12, 2017

Dean Pianta sent this message to the students, faculty and staff of the Curry School on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.


Education Pioneer Walter N. Ridley Persisted in Pursuing Knowledge

Ridley, the first Black student to graduate from UVA in 1953 – just part of his illustrious career in higher education – garnered the respect of the University community, from deans to janitors.


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.


UVA and Charlottesville City Schools Partner to Host Virtual Freedom School

The Curry School’s Center for Race and Public Education in the South (CRPES) and the Charlottesville City School System have partnered to open Virginia's next Freedom School.


UVA Renames Building for Walter Ridley, First African American to Earn Doctoral Degree

The Board of Visitors’ unanimous vote came after a University committee recommended renaming Ruffner Hall, the longtime home of UVA’s education school.