Equity, Inclusion and Race Related Articles


Class of 2019: Kimalee Dickerson

A Charlottesville native, Kimalee is graduating with a Ph.D. in Education Psychology-Applied Developmental Science.

 

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Disability as Diversity

2019 Ridley Lecturer Anjali Forber-Pratt shared parts of her story as a wheelchair user, two-time Paralympian and an adopted woman of color.

 

Video: Jon Hale on Freedom Schools and Students as Political Activists

Special guest Jon Hale, author of a book on the Mississippi Freedom Schools of 1964, shared his insights on social and political activism in education ahead of a public lecture on the history of Freedom Schools.

 

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Study Finds Link Between Voter Preference for Trump and Bullying in Middle Schools

New study finds bullying rates among middle school students in the spring of 2017 were 18 percent higher in localities where voters had favored Donald Trump than in those that had supported Hillary Clinton.

 

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Ph.D. Candidate Profile: Hunter Holt

As a Dean's Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in Social Foundations, Hunter Holt wants to become a historian of education and help ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education.

 

From Teacher to Education Leader: Meet Alumna Tamara Wilkerson

In her current position as executive director of African American Teaching Fellows, Tamara Wilkerson Dias is motivated to improve the educational experiences of local schoolchildren.

 

UVA is Taking Five New Approaches to Understanding Autism

UVA alumnus, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind shares five areas of rapid growth and innovation in autism research and treatment at UVA.

 

Video: Re-envisioning Race and Education in the New South

Inaugural symposium brings prominent scholars to Grounds

 

2018 IDEA Award Winner Q&A: Jennifer Poole

Every year, the Curry School of Education awards grant funding to select students as part of the Curry Innovative, Developmental, Exploratory Awards (IDEA) Competition. Funded through Curry’s Research and Development Fund, this grant helps students advance both their careers and the field of education through the development of innovative research. This article is a part of a series that explores the winning 2018 IDEA projects and their potential impact on education.

 

Teaching Inclusion

UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development is leading a major initiative to increase racial, religious and ethnic inclusion in classrooms, thanks to a $1 million gift from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

 

2018 IDEA Award Winner Q&A: Rose Sebastian

Every year, the Curry School of Education awards grant funding to select students as part of the Curry Innovative, Developmental, Exploratory Awards (IDEA) Competition. Funded through Curry’s Research and Development Fund, this grant helps students advance both their careers and the field of education through the development of innovative research. This article is a part of a series that explores the winning 2018 IDEA projects and their potential impact on education.

 

Understanding the Benefits of School Diversity in the Majority-Minority Age

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

 

Earlier Autism Diagnosis Means Better Outcomes for Rural Children

Across the country, families wait an average of three years between noticing signs of autism and receiving a diagnosis. Micah Mazurek and her colleagues are seeking to close that gap.

 

First-Generation UVA and Local Students Are Rising Together

A mentoring program started and led by fourth-year Youth and Social Innovation student Bryan Christ pairs UVA students with local high-schoolers, many of them working to be the first in their families to attend college.

 

What Parents Can Give Their College Students That Money Can’t Buy

Parents lacking financial resources or college degrees are sometimes thought of as being less capable of supporting their children in college, but they likely have something money can’t buy: emotional support.

 

New Study Finds Low-Income Students Do Not Benefit from Private Schooling

The findings contradict the rationale behind U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ efforts to promote and fund greater access to private schools, primarily through private school vouchers and other school choice plans.

 

Virginia Teachers Talk Civil Rights and Social Justice at Inaugural Institute

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

 

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Special Issue of School Psychology Review Highlights New Approaches to Close the Discipline Gap in US Schools

Researchers from the Curry School of Education Lead the Call for Culturally-Responsive Teaching and Student Engagement Models

 

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