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EdPolicyWorks Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

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


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Study: Tutoring May Mitigate Pandemic Learning Losses

In a recent policy brief, co-author and education assistant professor Beth Schueler examined tutoring and small-group instruction’s role in academic improvement.


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How Researchers, Policymakers and Practitioners Can Partner to Improve Early Childhood Education

In a new volume, researchers highlight the ways partnerships between researchers and policymakers are a promising approach to effectively expanding high quality early childhood education.


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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.


Exploring Careers in Education & Law: Workshop for Education Policy Associates

In April, the Virginia Public Partnership Collaborative hosted a panel for the Education Policy Associates program that focused on an important element of its work: the intersection of education and law.


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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.


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Researchers Partner with VDOE to Study Pandemic Impact on Virginia Schools

Three EdPolicyWorks researchers will partner with the Virginia Department of Education to study the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Virginia’s public schools.


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Measuring COVID Learning Loss

How do we account for what students have lost academically during a year of pandemic schooling? Early data has begun to shed light on where student learning stands – and how to move forward.


Q&A: A Global Effort to Find Students Who Have ‘Disappeared’ During COVID-19

Where have all the students gone? How many are missing? Bob Pianta, dean of the School of Education and Human Development, is among those seeking to tackle these questions and more.


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Why Internet Access Is a Human Right – And What We Can Do About It

In a virtual discussion with UVA President Jim Ryan, experts on the “digital divide” explored how lack of internet access creates major barriers to education, health care, and more. Here are three key takeaways.


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Is Constructive Political Dialogue Possible in 2021?

In an era of extreme polarization, following the most contentious presidential election in modern history, what does productive political dialogue look like?


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UVA Leads Virginia’s New Plan to Improve Mental Health in K-12 Schools

A statewide partnership aims to build a well-connected network of school mental health professionals by pairing graduate trainees with under-resourced school divisions.


Researchers Shed Light on Rewards of ‘Credential Stacking’

Ben Castleman and Katharine Meyer find that adults who return to community colleges to obtain more training or credentials – a phenomenon known as “credential stacking” – see an increase in their wages and contribute to a higher employment rate.


How to Help Students? Focus on the Teachers.

UVA researchers worked with the state Department of Education to complete the first in-depth examination of teacher working conditions in Virginia. A new grant will fund a deeper analysis that links working conditions to equitable student outcomes and teacher retention.


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The Science of Reading: Virginia Early Literacy Summit Features UVA Faculty

Experts, teachers, administrators, and policymakers from across the Commonwealth convened for a half-day virtual summit on the science of reading and effective literacy instruction.


Back-to-School Recommendations to Boost Students’ and Teachers’ Well-being

Curry professor Michael Lyons served on a statewide task force focused on supporting the social and emotional well-being of students, school staff, families and communities.


How Two Professors Helped Secure Flint Water Crisis Settlement

Education professors Gail Lovette and Bill Therrien played large roles in this week’s Flint water crisis lawsuit settlement, which provided at least $9 million for special education funding.


Q&A: Why Supporting K-12 School Counselors is as Vital as Ever

The Curry School's Julia Taylor joins UVA colleague Spencer Shanholtz to explain why school counselors at the K-12 level play such a vital role, and why it is vital to continue supporting them during these budget-pinching times.


Education Policy Students Honored for Dissertation Work

Kylie Anglin and Justin Doromal, both Ph.D. students in the Curry School of Education and Human Development, are the recipients of national dissertation fellowships to support their research.


Survey: Most VA High Schoolers Agree SROs Make Them Feel Safer, Some Disagree

While most Virginia 9th through 12th grade students and staff agree that school resource officers make them feel safer, students answered both that question and others differently by racial and ethnic group.