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Education Week

“If you want to support student mental health and well-being, you have to support teacher well-being and mental health because they are very inextricably linked,” said Patricia Jennings, a professor of education at the University of Virginia and an expert in teacher stress. “I think people are starting to recognize that teachers’ well-being is really critical to their ability to perform their jobs well.”

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
The Regulatory Review

In a working paper issued by the UCLA Civil Rights ProjectBrian Pusser and Matt Ericson of the [UVA] School of Education and Human Development explore how the proposed PROSPER Act would affect Black, Hispanic, American Indian, and low-income students attending for-profit colleges. 

Saturday, July 31, 2021
EdTech Digest

The group, headed up by Bart Epstein, a veteran of the edtech space and currently Research Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Education, this month published their 128-page EdTech Genome Project report.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
The Daily Progress

Over the course of five weeks at the Freedom School, Dei and nearly 60 other students from third through eighth grade researched the juvenile justice system, took virtual field trips and worked on oral histories about someone who faced an injustice. The program is free and is hosted by UVa’s School of Education and Human Development.

Friday, July 23, 2021
Education Week

The goal is to help districts make better choices for their students about the sea of ed-tech options, and help companies better support district partners, said lead researcher Emily Barton. Ultimately, the project aims to decrease the number of ed-tech products being used ineffectively or not at all, she said.

Thursday, July 22, 2021
NBC News

“I'm not one of those people who thinks, ‘Oh, this is a lost generation; these kids have lost this year, and therefore nothing will be normal,’” said Anna Shapiro, an early childhood researcher at the University of Virginia.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

“Maybe school boards are the least worst option that we have,” said Beth Schueler, a professor at the University of Virginia and one of the study authors.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

According to PHYS, tutoring may help those students who have had learning losses due to the pandemic, and this was shown by a recent study that was completed. This recommendation was sent via a policy brief that was written by Beth Schueler from the University of Virginia and co-authors from Brown University.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Sunday Morning Wake-up Call host Rick Moore talks with University of Virginia School of Education Associate Professor Dr. Rachel Wahl about polarization in politics and ways to make dialog across the political spectrum more constructive.. Topics include: Has contentious politics in America made productive dialogue impossible? Also, the art of constructive conversation.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Joseph Williams, an education professor at the University of Virginia, says hunger is one of many factors which prevent students living in or near poverty from succeeding. 

“These students… are oftentimes exposed to conditions that actually influence their health, their safety and their well being,” he said. “This could be limited access to healthcare, food instability, unfavorable housing conditions, or even unaddressed medical concerns, or decrepitated neighborhoods. And these things all directly impact people’s ability to do well.”

Monday, May 10, 2021

A new study at the University of Virginia is looking into what happens in the brain when children learn math.

According to a release, a $3 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is covering a five-year study to look at brain data of elementary-age students to explore how memory systems support math learning.

The UVA study will be led by Tanya Evans, who will also be working with Ian Lyons at Georgetown University.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

“A child will have three hours of therapy and that’s split between an individual session, a group session, and then another individual session,” UVA Speech Language Pathologist Claire Barbao said. “Something that’s also really unique to this experience is that the children get experience with one another, with other children who stutter.”

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

He added that the team "should also be using a method of mitigating threats that has extensive scientific support," and cited The Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines developed by Dr. Dewey Cornell and associates at University of Virginia.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

In the United States, we tend to focus on the educating roles of public schools, largely ignoring the ways in which schools provide free and essential care for children while their parents work. When COVID-19 shuttered in-person schooling, it eliminated this subsidized child care for many families. It created intense stress for working parents, especially for mothers who left the workforce at a high rate

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

“We are spending billions of dollars on technology with almost no information about which tools actually work, where, and why,” , CEO of the EdTech Evidence Exchange and a research associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Education Week

Well before the pandemic, however, there were plenty of signs that ed tech’s reality fell far short of its promise. Somewhere between $26 billion and $41 billion each year goes to school technology, despite a paucity of research showing that such purchases are effective, said Bart Epstein, the CEO of the EdTech Evidence Exchange and a professor of education and human development at the University of Virginia.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Virginian Piloit

“It’s not going to be an immediate pivot for families who have multiple considerations and adjustments that need to be made in order to place their children back into school,” said Valerie Adams-Bass, an assistant professor of education at the University of Virginia.

Sunday, April 18, 2021
The Tea with Buta Podcast

Diving into the science of Reading.

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Research Minutes Podcast

In a new article, University of Virginia researcher Chris Chang-Bacon draws on years of research into Students with Interrupted Formal Education, or SIFE, and offers lessons for educators working to support students following a year of disruption and disconnection.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

According to a new analysis published this week by the Edtech Evidence Exchange, a nonprofit organization based out of the University of Virginia, the total figure is also in the billions—perhaps between $26 and $41 billion a year. But that range is merely an estimate—and a conservative one at that.

The ambiguity around edtech spending is doing more harm than most people realize, says Bart Epstein, CEO of the Edtech Evidence Exchange and a research associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development.

Monday, March 22, 2021