#10: Interval Training
READ: Is Interval Training Really a Superior Exercise?
High-intensity interval training is beloved by many for its calorie-burning efficiency. But for cardiovascular and metabolic health, new research suggests it may not be as superior as we think.
#8: Autism Hope Summit
READ: UVA Hosts Inaugural Autism Hope Summit
The inaugural conference, hosted by UVA’s Supporting Transformative Autism Research team, welcomed more than 400 attendees from throughout the Commonwealth and beyond for a day of learning and connection.
#7: A Historic Gift
READ: $10 Million Curry School Gift Supports Early Childhood Education
A $10 million gift from Jane Batten will enable the creation of professorships and fellowships in UVA’s Curry School, positively affecting the quality of education offered to young people.
#6: Expanded Early Childhood Education
READ: Researchers Play Key Role in Two States’ Efforts to Expand Quality Early Childhood Education
Virginia and Louisiana landed nearly $18M in federal grants to enhance their early childhood education initiatives. Curry School researchers are a critical part of both projects.
#5: Rankings Jump
READ: Curry School’s Online Grad Programs Soar in New U.S. News Ranking
The Curry School made a massive leap in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 rankings of online graduate education, vaulting from No. 70 nationally to No. 9 in the assessment.
#4: Supporting Teachers
READ: Does Supporting Teachers' Well-Being Improve Student Outcomes?
A new study at the Curry School's Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), funded by a $4.4 million Education Innovation and Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education, will evaluate whether improving teachers’ social-emotional learning (SEL) skills makes a student-focused SEL curriculum more effective.
#3: Remaking Middle School
READ: What If We Could Remake Middle School?
Researchers at the Curry School's Youth-Nex center believe that instead of being years students simply endure, the middle school years can be those where young adolescents flourish and grow to become thriving young adults. This year, the center launched a multi-year effort to reimagine and remake middle school into such a reality.
#2: Carol Tomlinson's Legacy
READ: Renowned Educator and Scholar Carol Tomlinson Defined a New Way of Teaching
Carol Tomlinson has become a world-renowned expert on how to teach a classroom of students who range significantly in ability and achievement. While she recently retired from her academic roles, she now serves as an adviser to Charlottesville City Schools as they expand an effort to unlevel targeted subjects in three schools.
#1: New Undergrad Degrees
READ: Curry School Launches Three Undergraduate Teacher Education Majors
In a major restructuring of its Teacher Education program for the first time since the 1980s, the Curry School launched three new majors that will lead to teacher licensure without requiring a master’s degree.