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Bob Pianta, Ph.D., is dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. He and fellow researchers followed 1,300 kids from birth through high school and examined trends in school attendance. They found missing school, starting in kindergarten, could become a habit.

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Education Week

In her new book, A Federal Right to Education: Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy, Kimberly Jenkins Robinson, a law professor at the University of Virginia, collected thoughts from legal and education law scholars about the challenging questions that a federal right to education would bring about. Why should the federal government guarantee all children such a right? What should a federal right to education guarantee? Why are state protections to a right to education inadequate? 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

There’s not one ultimate agreed-upon anatomical definition, but most contemporary researchers consider the core the lumbopelvic hip complex, says Susan F. Saliba, Ph.D., P.T., director of the undergraduate kinesiology major at the University of Virginia and codirector of the Exercise and Sports Injury Laboratory (EaSIL) for musculoskeletal injury research. So, by that definition, it includes everything from your lower back to your abs to your deep abdominal wall, hips, glutes, and pelvic floor.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Autism in this country is increasingly common, with one of every 59 kids begin diagnosed, and that’s created a need for services and support. The University of Virginia has responded with a new program for families and educators.

Monday, December 23, 2019
Teen Vogue

Nancy L. Deutsch, director of Youth-Nex, the University of Virginia’s Center to Promote Effective Youth Development, said that today’s teenagers can leverage their skills with social media to push action on social issues that matter most to them, but cautions that online organizing can be used just as successfully for darker ends.

Thursday, December 19, 2019
The Washington Post

Robert Q. Berry III, a professor of mathematics education at the University of Virginia, is president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, headquartered in Reston, Va. He told me Levitt’s concerns are warranted. He said his organization wants “significant rethinking of what we are teaching in high school to transform learning from focusing on mindless manipulations in mathematics toward developing conceptual understanding.”

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Education Week

"We found that in many respects, teacher-evaluation practices in [the D.C. school district] seem to be working to the advantage of students," said James Wyckoff, a professor of education at the University of Virginia and one of the authors of the studies. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The Week

Don't wait until your kid is struggling to find out what she's (supposed to be) learning in math class, advises Robert Q. Berry III, PhD. He's the Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and Human Development, and president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the world's largest mathematics education organization.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

“We all want mychild to have the best opportunities. It’s human nature,” says Carolyn M. Callahan, an education professor at the University of Virginia. “The inequities in education—a lack of opportunity, a lack of talent development, the impacts of poverty and education—all that is reflected in gifted education.”

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Education Week

Robert Q. Berry, the president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, said the proposal could create opportunities for students to study math in a way that puts the topic in a real-life context. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Cavalier Daily

On Wednesday, 75 people gathered at Alumni Hall to close out Youth-Nex’s program entitled “Dialoging for Democracy: Youth Moral Reasoning and Social Justice.” The two-day symposium invited researchers, policy makers, professors and students to discuss how to promote productive conversations about democracy and social justice.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

“A parent’s report of pain is sort of a proxy,” says Micah Mazurek, associate professor of human services at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, who was not involved in the research. “Pain is an internal experience,” she says. “For very young children, and for those who don’t have language, it’s hard to assess that directly.”

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments

While opioid addiction is a growing community health concern that is ravaging many rural communities, especially in the Appalachian areas of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, Catherine Bradshaw, a professor in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development, believes there are many additional challenges facing rural youth.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Les Sinclair talks with Fay Painter, STAR Family Resource Navigator at UVA, about Virginia Autism hope Summit, Saturday, November 16, 2019. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Virginia Business Magazine

At the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development, “a virtual classroom interface” allows teacher candidates to practice in simulated classroom situations long before they’re in charge of a real-life classroom. “And they get to do this from the comfort of their own home,” says Julie Cohen, assistant professor of curriculum, instruction and special education at the Curry School. “They do everything over Zoom,” a video communications platform.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

At UVA’s School of Education, Dean Bob Pianta applauds the effort and suggests that pre-school programs need a formal way to work with public and private schools – to assure that everyone’s on the same page.

"A lot of communities across the country, they’ll set up an early learning council that doesn’t just involve child care and preschools." he says. "It involves the elementary schools in the community, and really what you need is that kind of overarching structure that enables planning to take place in a coordinated fashion."

Monday, October 28, 2019

“Everything is really focused on child-teacher interactions,” says Daphna Bassok, a professor and education policy researcher from the University of Virginia who has been closely studying Louisiana's quality rating system. “It's been striking to see how much they've been able to change the culture over a relatively short amount of time.”

Monday, October 21, 2019
Education Dive

Mungal and others also note that there has been no independent research of Relay’s programs or the success of its graduates. But Robert Pianta, dean of education at the University of Virginia, countered that the same criticism can be made of traditional teacher preparation programs, as well.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Education Week

“Seattle is definitely on the forefront with this,” said Robert Q. Berry III, the president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. “What they’re doing follows the line of work we hope we can move forward as we think about the history of math and who contributes to that, and also about deepening students’ connection with identity and agency.”

Monday, October 14, 2019

“Our aim for this project is to increase not only the quantity but the quality of school mental health professionals,” said Julia Taylor, assistant professor of counselor education.


“One of the important pieces of becoming a professional in a mental health field is that there's a need to do fieldwork,” Assistant Professor in Clinical and School Psychology Michael Lyons said.

Friday, October 11, 2019