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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.

 

Professors Miller, Schueler, and Katz

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.

 

James Soland

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.

 

Grace Meng, Larry Irving, Jessica Rosenworcel

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.

 

Rachel Wahl

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.

 

Study: Teachers Don’t Uniformly Benefit From New English Language Learner Policies

Massachusetts requires its entire teacher population earn an English language learning endorsement. New research shows a variety of factors are influencing how teacher educators interpret and teach that policy.

 

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.

 

UVA Honors Daphna Bassok Among Leading Researchers

The inaugural Research Achievement Awards featured University leaders handing out 13 honors to UVA’s most outstanding researchers working on projects ranging from education policy to precision medicine to police-community relations.

 

Julia Taylor

Graduate Counseling Students Get a Lesson in Advocacy

Last week, students in the Curry School's school counseling master’s program traveled to Richmond to meet with legislators, network with future colleagues and advocate for their profession.

 

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