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Does it Matter if Teachers and Students are the Same Race?

Diversity among pre-K teachers may play a significant role in the academic experiences of minority students, according to a study done by Curry researchers.

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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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  • 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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  • School Counselors and Complex Issues
    Over the summer the U.S. has witnessed a series of tragic events highlighting complex issues like global terrorism and racial unrest. As teachers, staff and families enter the back-to-school season, how do K-12 schools navigate the muddy waters of acknowledging these events with their students? This year, the Curry School of Education will prepare nearly 60 […]
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Curry Blog

  • One Chapter at a Time
    One novel, 16 years of students, and a lesson on how to build relationships through curriculum. I vividly remember February

  • When to Introduce Consequences
    What do you do when your child won’t listen to you or is misbehaving? Time-outs? Give-in? Do you find yourself

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Spotlights

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.

Faculty Spotlight

Paul Harris
Assistant Professor
Counselor Education

Assistant Professor Paul Harris will be leading a team of researchers to see if an app can impact positive self-identity among student athletes.

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