Diversity at Curry


The Curry School of Education and Human Development values diversity, equity and inclusion in all of its complexity and richness. We engage our students with multiple perspectives to prepare them to be active agents of change in a complex global society. We intentionally seek opportunities to expand diversity at our school through recruitment, retention, teaching, research and service. Our goal is the development of a community that promotes and values diversity and equity.

“We must rededicate ourselves – as educators and as citizens – to the work of inclusion and equity, and to improving civic education. To unflinchingly examining and owning a history that can neither be erased or replaced while also claiming a better, improved future.”

– Dean Pianta

Though many strides have been made, there is much more work to be done. Our quest is to create and sustain a learning community that purposefully and strategically acknowledges and values diversity, equity and inclusion — and is committed to preparing educators and other professionals who will, through teaching, research and service, contribute to a body of knowledge that will improve outcomes for all learners.

In The Media


  • Understanding the Benefits of School Diversity

    As the U.S. moves toward a “diverse-majority” society, Joanna Williams reviews the education research and shares what schools and communities can do to promote equity.

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  • Exercising the Hope Muscle: Beverly D. Tatum

    Beverly D. Tatum, a psychologist, educator and expert on race relations, visited Grounds on April 10th to deliver this year’s Walter Ridley Lecture.

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  • Local Teachers Talk Civil Rights & Social Justice

    The Curry School’s Teachers in the Movement project hosted a five-day summer institute for educators interested in oral history, the Civil Rights era and social justice.

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  • New Approaches to Close the Discipline Gap

    In a special issue of the School Psychology Review, Curry School researchers lead the call for culturally responsive teaching and student engagement models.

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