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Seven Learning Experiences Get Students Excited About STEM

New research shows that camps and clubs effectively engaging students in STEM subjects are doing much more than providing a series of hands-on activities.


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.


Q&A: Research Shows Federal Early Childhood Policy Proposals Could Have Significant Impact

UVA School of Education and Human Development Dean Bob Pianta walks us through the myriad ways proposed investments in early childhood education could improve society as a whole.


Study: Missing Well-Child Visits Leads to Delayed Autism Diagnoses

At a time when parents may be wary of taking unvaccinated children to a medical facility, the study raises concerns about the possible consequences.


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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.


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Kinesiology Department Moves Into New Space

UVA's newest building, the Student Health and Wellness Center, is the new home of the School of Education and Human Development's Department of Kinesiology.


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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.


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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.


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New Organization Supports First-Generation Graduate Students

UVA President Jim Ryan will join the First-Generation Graduate Student Coalition kick-off event Thursday, October 7th on the UVA Lawn.


School of Education and Human Development Welcomes Thirteen New Faculty Members

Read more about the thirteen newest UVA School of Education and Human Development faculty members.


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Research: Fitness and Physical Activity Appear Superior to Weight Loss for Reducing Risks of Obesity

When it comes to obese individuals getting healthy and reducing mortality risk, increasing physical activity and improving fitness appear to be superior to weight loss.


Nancy Deutsch

Q & A: How to Approach Last Year’s Limited Learning Gains

The way educators frame and approach any learning gaps caused by the pandemic can make a huge difference in the wellbeing of children and youth.


A $2.2M Grant Establishes Blue Ridge LEND Interdisciplinary Training Program at UVA

UVA professors Mazurek and Davis, in partnership with Mary Baldwin University, will lead the new program designed to improve the health and well-being of children with autism and other developmental disabilities.


Derrick Alridge

Professor Alridge Awarded Carter G. Woodson Scholars Medallion

Prof. Alridge has been awarded the 2021 Carter G. Woodson Scholars Medallion by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)


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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.


EdPolicyWorks Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

The EdPolicyWorks research center welcomes professors Allison Atteberry and Brendan Bartanen.


Joseph Williams

How School Counselors Can Best Support Students’ Return to Learn

Counselor education professor Joseph Williams shares his thoughts on the need for a whole-child approach, the role of school counselors, and how to bring an equity lens to social-emotional learning.


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.


Back-to-school 2021: The Need for Trauma-Sensitive Teaching

UVA education professor Tish Jennings shares how classroom practices that prioritize safety and community can help schools meet students’ needs and get them back on track this school year.


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Study: Reducing Concussion Recovery Time for Female Student-athletes

A UVA kinesiology professor explains why the presence of certified athletic trainers significantly affects female collegiate student-athletes’ concussion recovery time.