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The Daily Progress

Virginia is in the midst of a multi-pronged effort to attract, train and retain more teachers. The University of Virginia has helped tackle that effort in part by creating entirely new undergraduate degrees in education.

While offering a new degree may seem simple, the effort, also taking place at public schools across the state, has required changes to how curricula are created, programs are scaled and students are recruited. Within several years, officials hope, teachers in the state will now be able to become credentialed faster, with more training and with less student debt.

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Atlanta Journal Constitution

landmark 2018 study found family and home life are the most critical influences in a child’s success. "If you want to forecast children's achievement outcomes, the best predictor is family income," said Robert Pianta, study author and founding director of the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning at the University of Virginia.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tolan said the findings are not surprising, but they don't mean long-term consequences are inevitable for all kids who are bullied. But the study is a warning that "this is a real problem worthy of attention and intervention to stop and prevent," he added.

Friday, April 26, 2019
Education Week

Patrice Preston Grimes, an associate professor at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, recommends field trips. For several years, she has taken her preservice teachers to James Madison’s Montpelier estate. They spend hours immersed in the history of the enslaved people and their descendants who once lived there, examining primary source documents and walking through the buildings where they slept.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

“If you’re hearing noises or are really bothered by light or touch, it might make it harder for you to fall asleep,” says lead investigator Micah Mazurek, associate professor of human services at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Orange Country Review

One of the grants enabled the schools to bring in a consultant, Dr. Julia Taylor of the University of Virginia, who is an assistant professor in the counselor education program at the Curry School of Education & Human Development. 

Sunday, March 17, 2019
The New York Times

The monitoring began in 2012 with an observational tool called CLASS, which is devised to measure teaching quality. Developed at the University of Virginia, it quantifies three aspects of a teacher’s performance: instructional support, emotional support and classroom organization. In essence, it gives the government a report card on each of its nearly 1,600 Head Start programs.

Monday, February 4, 2019
The Washington Post

Stanford University professor Caroline Hoxby and University of Virginia professor Sarah Turner have found that the schools that have made the most progress in increasing their numbers of Pell-eligible students appear to be doing so partly at the expense of other low-income students — specifically, those whose families make just a few too many dollars to qualify for Pell grants.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Song and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics President Robert Berry said that an increased federal focus on computational thinking would prove valuable for the economy and students entering the workforce in the long run.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
KQED: MindShift

Teaching self-compassion to children who have a history of trauma is particularly important — and particularly challenging. Dr. Patricia Jennings, said that these children “often feel very bad about themselves, and their ability to feel compassion for themselves may be impaired. They don’t even know how to accept compassion from other people yet.” 

Monday, January 14, 2019
The New York Times

Researchers had data for seventh and eighth graders from both 2015, right before the election, and 2017, right after it. Over 400 middle schools participated. “It was an opportunity to see whether in fact there was this increase in bullying,” said Dewey Cornell.

Friday, January 11, 2019
Education Week

How can teachers and sports coaches best work together to support students in achieving academic and athletic success? Miray Seward, Stephanie Wormington and Chris Hulleman contribute their ideas

Monday, January 7, 2019