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Joanna Lee Williams
Study Finds 20+ Hours Of Work Could Be Bad For Teens

New findings show that working more than 20 hours a week could be a bad idea for teenagers. Joanna Lee Williams, an assistant professor from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education helped conduct a nationwide study on the matter. The findings were released in the latest issue of the Child Development Journal.
February 15, 2011 | WVIR NBC-29

Joanna Lee Williams
High School Jobs
The economic slump may have pushed more teens into part-time jobs, but a researcher at the University of Virginia is warning that too many hours of employment can spell trouble at school.  WVTF’s Sandy Hausman has the story.
February 15, 2011 | WVTF Public Radio

John Sirard
Assistant Professor John Sirard: Teen Dog Owners Are More Physically Active

Ron Reeve
Safe Teen Drivers: New Study Helps Everyone Get Behind the Wheel
A new study at the University of Virginia, will be determining if a driving simulator can enhance the learning-to-drive experience for teen’s diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s syndrome.
February 14, 2011 | CBS19 News

Patrick Tolan
Dating and Technology: Is the Trend Helping or Hurting
Technology is advancing rapidly and changing the way people all over the world communicate. Online dating sites claim that one in every four romantic relationships begin in cyberspace. However the question remains, is the new trend helping or hurting?
February 15, 2011 | CBS19 News

David Breneman
Professor and former dean of the Curry School of Education
At Closed-Door Summit, For-Profit Colleges Discuss How to Make the Sector More Accountable
The Chronicle of Higher Education / Feb. 10

Peter Sheras and Phyllis Koch-Sheras
Clinical psychologists in the Curry School
Couple Power: What Makes Relationships Work And Last
Charlottesville Podcasting / Feb. 16

James H. Wyckoff
Curry School of Education professor and director of the Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness
Progress in New York City Schools Under Chancellor Joel Klein
Huffington Post blog / Feb. 17

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