Early Learning News

Q&A: Why the Science of Reading is as Important as Ever

A UVA professor of reading education says that some children will need higher levels of intensive, targeted reading instruction at the beginning of this school year.

 

Researchers Awarded $4M Grant to Study ‘Read Well’ Program

Professor Emily Solari will lead a team of researchers to evaluate the Reading Well program’s impact on first grade children.

 

Reading While At Home: Five Things Parents Should Know

How long should children spend reading each day? What if your child doesn’t like to read? Education professor Emily Solari offers tips and strategies for parents while children are learning at home.

 

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Free Resource Helps Teachers Prepare Children for the Future of STEM

Curry School researchers built a video library that aims to improve early learners’ mathematics skills by providing free professional development for preschool teachers.

 

Making Preschool More Effective: Study Connects Classroom Processes to Children’s Learning

A new study at the University of Virginia provides insight into how educators and policymakers can improve the quality of preschool experiences for children from low-income families.

 

Curry School Researchers Conduct First Statewide Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Data from the Curry School’s Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program – collected for the first time from every single school division in the Commonwealth – illuminates ways to help teachers provide quality early education for all students.

 

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UVA Researchers Ask: How Does This Popular Social-Emotional Learning Program Benefit Teachers and Students?

With a $3.3 million grant, researchers at the University of Virginia will conduct the largest study to date of RULER, a widely used social and emotional learning intervention.

 

Letting Children Play Hooky When They're Little Can Have Long-Term Consequences

When it comes to school attendance, how many missed days are too many? UVA Today asked Robert C. Pianta, the dean of the Curry School.

 

UVA Honors Daphna Bassok Among Leading Researchers

The inaugural Research Achievement Awards featured University leaders handing out 13 honors to UVA’s most outstanding researchers working on projects ranging from education policy to precision medicine to police-community relations.

 

$12.4M in Funding Awarded to CASTL Researchers in 2019

In 2019, CASTL faculty received a total of $12.4 million in new grant funding to research a range of topics spanning early childhood to postsecondary education.

 

2020 Connect Science Energy Institute Open for Registration

Participants at the Connect Science Energy Institute will learn about effective social-emotional learning and teaching, service-learning and relevant content on energy and natural resources.

 

With a Kindergarten Teacher’s Perspective, Professor Pushes Early Childhood Education

Daphna Bassok has seen firsthand the benefits of quality early childhood education. Now she’s working to make sure more children receive those opportunities.

 

Virginia Education Leaders Convene to Discuss Statewide Issues in Early Childhood Education

The policy summit is the third to be hosted as a collaborative effort between the Curry School, the UVA K-12 Advisory Council, the Virginia Department of Education, and the Office of the Secretary of Education.

 

Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus Significantly Impacts School Community

An early childhood education program in Virginia helped improve children’s school readiness and strengthen supports and relationships within school communities

 

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$10 Million Curry School Gift Supports Early Childhood Education

Jane Batten’s gift will enable creation of professorships and fellowships in UVA’s Curry School, positively affecting the quality of education offered to young people.

 

Back-To-School Tools for Those Who Support Students

Students and educators, from kindergartners through college seniors, are headed back to school this month, and UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development offers abundant resources to promote educational success.

 

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