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Research Centers

Curry has established research centers organized to address broad societal challenges related to education and human development. They also play an integral part in fostering research capacity across the entire school, for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty. 

Learn more about the different types of centers at Curry.

Students & professors interacting through the Research Centers.

CASTL | The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning


CASTL is an interdisciplinary center that provides leadership on effective teaching and learning through scientific study in educational settings from infancy to higher education.


EdPolicyWorks | The Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness


EdPolicyWorks (also known as the Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness) is a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy bringing together researchers from across the University of Virginia and the State to focus on important questions of educational policy and implications for the workforce.

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Youth-Nex | The U.Va. Center to Promote Effective Youth Development


YOUTH-NEX — The Center to Promote Effective Youth Development — is a transdisciplinary center promoting healthy youth development, educational attainment and learning. Working across the University, Youth-Nex focuses on the assets of young people and works in a wide variety of areas including health management, civic engagement and education. Youth-Nex also aims to prevent youth problems such as violence, physical and mental health issues, substance abuse and school failure.

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National Center for Research on Gifted Education


The National Center for Research on Gifted Education is a research center affiliated with the academic program of gifted education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education.


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