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UVA Launches Pan-University Minor in Health & Wellbeing

The program promises to provide a solid basis for more specific graduate study while promoting intelligent decision-making that can improve students’ quality of life.

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Research You Can Use: Educators Edition 2016

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Five Characteristics of Effective School Leaders Five broad domains of practice most frequently characterize effective school leaders, according to an in-depth review of 56 empirical studies by Dallas Hambrick Hitt (Ph.D. ’14 Admin & Supv) and Professor Pamela D. Tucker: They establish and convey the vision They build professional capacity They create a supportive organization […]

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  • Louisville’s Experiment
    At Cane Run Elementary School, ringing bells mark more than the start of the school day. For teachers Meghann Clem and Christine “Shay” Johnson, the sound of a chime begins another 50-minute lesson to teach students compassion, empathy, mindfulness, and resilience. These so-called soft skills, research suggests and educators believe, will translate into success inside […]
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  • Does It Matter If Teachers and Students Are the Same Race?
    As schools work to close socioeconomic and racial achievement gaps between their students, a new study from the University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning suggests that the background of the teachers in the front of pre-kindergarten classrooms can make a big difference. In a study conducted by Jason Downer, director […]
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Alumni Spotlight

Emily Ely
Alumna (Ph.D. '14)
Special Education

Ely was awarded the 2014 TED Dissertation Award by the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Student Spotlight

Jordan Buckrop
Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science

[There is] a combination of learning more about children’s development in relation to learning and how practitioners can engage in meaningful and applicable research about educational practices

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