Equity, Inclusion and Race Related Articles

Researchers Expand Effort To Improve Advising With $2.4M Award

UVA researchers are studying how college prep programs help students succeed by developing their “learning mindset.”


Researchers Explore Black Girls’ Romantic Relationships with Hope of Preventing Dating Violence

In an effort to reduce rates of intimate partner violence, researchers are exploring the influences and contexts of romantic relationships for Black girls.


Sean McDonald

Student Profile: Sean McDonald, Special Education

For soon-to-be triple ’Hoo Sean McDonald, growth has come from marrying his ambition with his passion: supporting adolescent learners in special education.


LaRon Scott

LaRon Scott Named Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

LaRon A. Scott, associate professor of education, has been appointed the associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at the UVA School of Education and Human Development.


Pre-Pandemic Evidence Can Help Meet Current Student Needs

High-dosage tutoring, an evidence-based tool used in successful school turnarounds, can increase students’ pandemic-related limited learning gains.


Researchers Awarded $5.7M by the Institute of Education Sciences

With four new grants, researchers from the School of Education and Human Development will be examining a range of topics including full-day pre-kindergarten and cultural and racial equity.


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Reimagining the Undergraduate Summer Research Program

When UVA EHD set out to rethink its summer research program post-COVID, leaders were determined to create an inclusive and supportive experience for students.


Kim Wilkens

Student Profile: Kim Wilkens, Curriculum & Instruction

Driven by a passion for uplifting women and girls in tech, Kim Wilkens has built a thriving career as a teacher, nonprofit leader, and community advocate. Earning her doctorate at UVA is helping her take her passion to the next level.


Emma Otremba

Class of 2022: Emma Otremba

Emma is from Pierz, Minnesota, and is graduating with a master’s degree in Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science.


Class of 2022: Antonio Brodie, Jr.

Antonio Brodie Jr. is looking to make his mark in both the education and business sectors by working on critical projects with African American stakeholders in mind.


2022 Walter N. Ridley Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker, Dr. Julie J. Park

Debunking the “Model Minority” Myth: Julie J. Park Delivers 2022 Ridley Lecture

The professor and author of “Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data” spoke to the UVA EHD community about the complexity of the Asian-American community.


Teachers in the Movement, Leaders in the Making

A seminar held during UVA’s biennial Black Alumni Weekend spotlighted three education leaders and UVA EHD alumni, kicking off a wider effort to build community among the School’s alumni of color.


Charlottesville Partnership Pioneers New Model for Teaching Computer Science

Teachers, school administrators, researchers and nonprofit leaders in Charlottesville are working together to build a model for how to improve computer science education in elementary schools.


Six middle school students work together at a table

When Middle Schoolers Collaborate in Language Diverse Classrooms, All Students Benefit

New findings from Youth-Nex researchers suggest that peer collaboration across language backgrounds is linked to better participation in middle school classrooms and learning for all students.


Teachers in the Movement

More Than Words: Oral Storytelling Project Brings Black History to Life

Oral storytelling is a significant part of Black history in America. A UVA project is keeping the oral tradition alive for a new generation of teachers and students.


UVA Partnership for Leaders in Education Webinar Advances Work in Educational Equity

UVA Law Professor Kimberly Robinson and Louisiana’s Caddo Parrish Public Schools Superintendent Lamar Goree offer insights.


Rachel Wahl

Q&A: Wahl Takes Reins as Social Foundations Program Coordinator

Rachel Wahl shares how taking a step back and asking important questions is critical to the work of improving education and human development.


Alexis Ward playing adaptive rugby

Inspired by Her Cousin, Student Brings Adaptive Rugby to Charlottesville

Alexis Ward, a graduate student in the School of Education and Human Development, has been working to improve the lives of people with disabilities ever since she was a kid.


two girls smiling while tossing leaves into the air

Supporting Hispanic Families Impacted by Autism

During this fall's Hispanic Heritage Month the team of researchers at the UVA Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) initiative is working to highlight the increasing need for diagnostic and support resources for Hispanic families impacted by autism.


EHD Courtyard

UVA EHD Launches New Speaker Series: Centering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education

The UVA School of Education and Human Development is launching a new series to bring in speakers who are both scholars of DEI in higher education as well as leaders in implementing initiatives to advance DEI.