EdPolicyWorks is a joint collaboration between the School of Education and Human Development and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, which seeks to bring together researchers from across the University of Virginia and the State to focus on important questions of educational policy and implications for the workforce. We envision that educational policy and workforce competitiveness encompass a broad range of issues and will seek to develop a diverse portfolio of research projects and disciplinary perspectives on these issues.
Interdisciplinary research is necessary to inform education leaders on many important policy issues, including: access and retention of underprivileged populations in higher education; the effect of education on the productivity of the workforce, the impact of various accountability systems; teacher quality and supply; and the design of an effective system of pre-kindergarten education. Connecting serious research inquiry in these areas with a platform for exchange among policy leaders is critical in order to promote sustained and fundamental increases in the effectiveness and equity of education policies.
- Trajectories into Early Career Research
- Text Message Interventions to Increase Rural Students' College Matriculation and Success
- Experimental Evaluations of Intensive College Advising Organizations
- Nudging Students to Make Informed Student Loan Borrowing Decisions
- Investigating the Scalability of Personalized Text Message Campaigns
- Virtual College Advising for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students
- Nudges to the Finish Line: Experimental Interventions to Prevent Late College Departure
- The Price of STEM Success: The Impact of Need-Based Financial Aid
- Louisiana's Kindergarten Readiness System
- Early Parental Investment and the Emergence of School Readiness Gaps
- Math for America
- Alternative Certification in the Long Run
- The Availability of Early Childhood Education and Care in the U.S.
- The Effects of Florida’s Voluntary Pre-K Program
- Stereotype Threat and Achievement Gaps in Middle School
- Improving College Choices for Low-Income, High-Achieving Students: Evaluation of a Random Assignment
- New E3 School in Norfolk
- Is Kindergarten the New First Grade?
- Long-term Trends in Teacher Academic Achievement
- School Accountability and Summer Learning Loss
- Improving Virginia's Education and Workforce Systems