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Prof. Williford Joins National Summit on Early Childhood Education


Amanda Williford, research associate professor at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, was one of several faculty members invited to attend a National Summit on Early Childhood Education in Orlando, Florida. ... read more

Study Finds Academic Growth of African American Students Fostered Best by High Expectations


Researchers at UVA have found an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to fostering academic growth in elementary school students.

New York Magazine Blog Cites Prof. Hulleman’s Meta Analysis of Motivation Interventions


A meta-analysis conducted by Prof. Hulleman was referenced and linked to by New York Magazine’s Science of Us Blog. ... read more

Three Early Education Articles by CASTL Researches Make Ten-Most Cited List


Three articles produced by research faculty at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) were among the top ten most-cited articles in the journal of Early Education and Development (EE&D) over the past five years. ... read more

Study Identifies a Key to Preventing Disruptive Behavior in Preschool Classrooms


Disruptive behavior can lead to a host of negative consequences for preschoolers. UVA researchers have found a strategy that reduced such behavior in the long term.

Study Finds Parents are Key in Generating Teenagers’ Long-Term Interest in STEM


Researchers at the University of Virginia, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago have found a promising way to increase adolescents’ interest in the fields of s

CASTL is Making Classrooms Better, From Child Care To Grad School


“We’re doing research here around a very important societal problem: the assessment and evaluation of effective teaching,” Robert Pianta, dean of the Curry School, said. “We want to see how the University can stand out in a way that enables the research activities that we are doing here to be useful when it comes to solving that very important problem.”

And for the past decade, such has been the mission of CASTL – the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning – which Pianta founded and is now under the direction of Curry Associate Professor Jason Downer.

Nine UVA Education Faculty, 3 Alumni Named to Influential Scholars List


Once again, members of the Curry School faculty and alumni have been named to the Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

Post-Doc Alumna Reflects on the Mentoring at Curry, How It Advanced Her Career


VEST post-doc alumna, Alison Baroody, discusses the support and opportunities she received at the Curry School and how it shaped her professional life.

New White House Brief Cites EdPolicyWorks and CASTL Research


Research by Professors Bassok, Miller, Wong & Pianta are cited in new White House Issue Brief on Early Childhood. ... read more

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