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Dean Bradshaw to Chair UVA's New Research Initiative

UVA plans to invest more money and more thought into building better infrastructure to support the University’s ambitious research goals.


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Simulator Provides Students Fail-Safe Opportunities to Teach, Lead, Mentor

The computer-based simulator provides hours of meaningful practice for UVA students training for a variety of professions in education and human development.


Endowed Fund Created to Honor Dean Bob Pianta

The Robert C. Pianta Endowed Fund for IDEAs was established to award grants to select faculty and students each year for their innovative research.


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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.


Gail Lovette and Rose Nevill

Help Coming for Caregivers of Developmentally Delayed Kids, Thanks to These Professors

Using a telehealth system called “ECHO,” School of Education and Human Development professors Gail Lovette and Rose Nevill have come up with a way to help the caregivers of children with developmental delays.


Virginia Researchers Map the “EdTech Genome"

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


How Crowdsourcing Could Transform Special Education Research

Large-scale studies in special education are rare and difficult to conduct. A new project from the UVA School of Education and Human Development hopes to change that by creating a platform to crowdsource data collection across the country.


Professor Michael Kennedy

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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Study: What Brain Scans Reveal About Learning Math

A new UVA study will examine brain data of elementary-age students to explore how memory systems support math learning. (Illustration by Ziniu Chen, University Communications)


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With New Grant, Researchers Aim to Provide Community College Graduates with Personalized Job Matches

A research team at UVA aims to improve the job search process so that investments in a college education translate into good jobs for graduates.


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Pilot Program Supports Education Leaders, Engages Law Students

A new partnership between the School of Education and Human Development and students at the UVA School of Law supports educational leaders as they work to connect their efforts to larger policy initiatives and current research.


New Master’s Degree Aims to Meet Increasing Demand for Quantitative Analysts in Education

UVA will be the first institution in Virginia to offer a M.Ed. in Quantitative Analytics in Education and the Social Sciences.


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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.


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.


Professor Joe Hart points to a projection of 3D renderings of leg muscles

Muscle by Muscle, This UVA Startup Company is Revolutionizing Sports Medicine and Beyond

Three UVA professors, including the Curry School's Joe Hart, aim to transform sports medicine and how the world views human muscle by turning MRI data into 3-D reports that can better treat a wide range of muscle conditions.


Curry School Researchers Land $1.35M Grant to Examine How Simulations Improve Math Skills During Teacher Preparation

The team is looking at improving general elementary teachers’ ability to effectively engage students with disabilities in mathematics instruction.


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Finding the New Normal of Online Learning

As an unprecedented academic year comes to a close, experts on distance learning from UVA’s Curry School reflect on what the pandemic has taught us about online learning – and how those lessons can guide us to a more open, accessible future for academia.


Peter Tuerk

Q&A: Mental Health Treatment in the Time of Coronavirus

Peter Tuerk, director of the Sheila Johnson Center and a leading expert on telehealth in clinical psychology, shares his thoughts on how the pandemic has changed how we treat mental health.


New Dashboard Helps Fill Medical Workforce Gaps In VA Areas Hard-Hit By COVID-19

The long-term partnership between UVA’s Nudge4 Solutions Lab and the Virginia Community College System allowed researchers to pivot their work to create a real-time dashboard identifying the available health care labor supply in different regions of Virginia.


New Study Suggests a Way to Reduce “On the Job” Learning for New Teachers

Pairing coaching with simulation-based teaching practice sessions boosts preservice teachers’ skills in classroom management.