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Miray Seward and Edward Scott

Doctoral Students Win Award for Creating Writing Group for Black Scholars at UVA

The Black Scholars in Education and Human Development Writing Group earned its creators the 2019 American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Diversity Initiative Award.


Five Wyas to Build a More Equitable Education System

In a series of discussions on education equity, students, teachers, administrators, policymakers, and researchers shared insights about how communities can come together to solve critical issues.


Elgin Cleckley leads Baker-Butler Elementary teachers through a design thinking exercise.

UVA Design-Thinking Collaboration Helps Local Elementary School Win National Award

Two UVA professors worked with administrators and teachers at Baker-Butler Elementary School to develop a design-thinking curriculum that has contributed to the school’s success in closing achievement gaps.


Filip Loncke (left) and April Salerno (right)

'Hidden in Plain Sight': Exploring Linguistic Diversity at UVA

A new cross-disciplinary project seeks to explore and celebrate linguistic diversity within the University student body, bringing an overlooked resource to the surface.


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Board of Visitors Votes to Drop 'Curry' from School Name

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors voted to rename the Curry School of Education and Human Development as the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development.


Majoring in STEM: A Pipeline for Careers in Social Justice

An education professor is studying the ways STEM programs at institutions of higher education are actively promoting their degree programs to students interested in the work of social justice.


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Back to School, with Equity in Mind

This summer, UVA experts and local educators held conversations and shared practical tips about educational equity in a virtual environment.


‘Teachers in the Movement’ Goes Virtual, Links Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

Amid a global pandemic and nationwide protests, one UVA research project has forged new virtual connections that bring lessons from civil-rights-era teachers to present-day educators.


Robert Berry Named Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Robert Q. Berry, III, the Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Mathematics Education, has been appointed the associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at the Curry School.


Pianta: Recognizing the Anniversary of August 11-12, 2017

Dean Pianta sent this message to the students, faculty and staff of the Curry School on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.


Education Pioneer Walter N. Ridley Persisted in Pursuing Knowledge

Ridley, the first Black student to graduate from UVA in 1953 – just part of his illustrious career in higher education – garnered the respect of the University community, from deans to janitors.


Connecting Mathematics Education to Social Justice Issues

Using lessons about social justice to increase students’ connection to mathematics is a way to show how mathematics can be a tool to critique and improve the world.


UVA and Charlottesville City Schools Partner to Host Virtual Freedom School

The Curry School’s Center for Race and Public Education in the South (CRPES) and the Charlottesville City School System have partnered to open Virginia's next Freedom School.


UVA Renames Building for Walter Ridley, First African American to Earn Doctoral Degree

The Board of Visitors’ unanimous vote came after a University committee recommended renaming Ruffner Hall, the longtime home of UVA’s education school.


Vivien Chabalengula

Faculty and Students Take on the Challenges of Online Classes

Mindful that not all of her students had equal access to the internet, Curry School associate professor Vivien Chabalengula chose to use more easily accessible tools to take her course online.


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.


Faculty Spotlight: How Hoops Was a Sanctuary for This UVA Professor

As a child whose family was hurt by addiction, basketball was an outlet for UVA associate professor Joseph Williams. His life experiences are now a driving force behind his research.


Katie Kishore surrounded by special needs employees she hires

Q&A: Curry Grad Turns Her Attention to Special Cafe in Charlottesville

Katie Kishore lost her husband, Kris, to cancer two weeks after their second daughter was born. Kishore is starting Kindness Cafe + Play to honor her husband and employ people like her daughter Kiran, who has Down syndrome.


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Joseph Williams' research aims to understand why students succeed despite adversity. (Photo by Jeneene Chatowsky.)