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Video: Education in America Today with Louisiana Superintendent John White

Ahead of his on-Grounds conversation with the Curry School community, Louisiana State Superintendent John White discusses the state of American education with Curry School Dean Bob Pianta.


Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus Significantly Impacts School Community

An early childhood education program in Virginia helped improve children’s school readiness and strengthen supports and relationships within school communities


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Renowned Educator and Scholar Carol Tomlinson Defined a New Way of Teaching

“Differentiated instruction” counters the prevalent system of placing similar students on “tracks” or “levels.” In fact, Tomlinson argues, there are no such thing as “similar students.”


The Power of Place: Future Social Studies Teachers Learn from Montpelier

Students in Associate Professor Patrice Grimes's class spent a Saturday at James Madison’s home, talking about how to teach the legacies of freedom and slavery.


What Exactly Makes Some College Professors Shine In The Classroom?

What is that something that makes a professor a favorite? UVA researchers built and are piloting a new observational tool designed to identify what makes a class session engaging and effective.


$10 Million Curry School Gift Supports Early Childhood Education

Jane Batten’s gift will enable creation of professorships and fellowships in UVA’s Curry School, positively affecting the quality of education offered to young people.


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2019-20 Dean's Fellow Q&As

Get to know a few of our doctoral candidates and newest Dean's Fellows – including their path to UVA, how they developed a passion for research, and their best advice for current Ph.D. applicants.


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Ph.D. Candidate Q&A: Daniel Rodriguez Segura

Dan is a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy from Santo Domingo, Costa Rica. His research interests lie primarily in the intersection between K-12 education policy, international development and poverty, and behavioral science.


Ph.D. Candidate Q&A: Jessica McDermott

Jessica is a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education from Sterling, Virginia. Jessica also earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education from the Curry School, and she's now studying how to create and maintain student-centered policy in college and university environments.


Ph.D. Candidate Q&A: Theresa Pfister

Theresa is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology - Applied Developmental Science from Friendship, Wisconsin, studying how to facilitate, create and maintain positive adult-student relationships. Before coming to UVA, Theresa was a teacher-trainer with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, a 4th grade teacher in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, and a College Advisor at SEO Scholars in NYC.


Ph.D. Candidate Q&A: Helen Min

Helen is a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum & Instruction from Sacramento, California, studying the impact of trauma on students and how to equip teachers with trauma-sensitive practices.


Despite His Own Challenges, Football Player Gains Fuel From Helping Others

From frequent visits to the Boys & Girls Clubs to regular mentoring and tutoring at local elementary schools, the Curry School's Ben Hogg has left his mark on the Charlottesville community.


Professor ‘Taken Aback’ by Findings Linking PTSD Treatment With Lower Diabetes Risk

Peter Tuerk’s new paper on the association between post-traumatic stress disorder and Type 2 diabetes has the scientific community excited.


The Science of Athletic Training

Kinesiology faculty and alumni shared the latest research and techniques integrating technology into enhancing the performance of student athletes and in preventing or reducing injuries.


Video: Tips for Students on How to Get Involved at the Curry School

As we settle into a new school year, student affairs staff share details on upcoming events plus four tips for how students, online or on-Grounds, can stay connected throughout the semester.


Quan Jones, a master’s student at UVA studying to become a teacher, assists local English learners with building a marshmallow catapult

Summer Camp for English Learners Launches Teaching, Learning – and Marshmallows

A summer camp collaboration between UVA and Charlottesville City Schools helps English learners adjust to life in Charlottesville while giving teachers-in-training valuable hands-on experience.


3 Ways to Become a Better Mentor

Michael Lyons, a school psychologist at UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development who has been researching mentoring for years, shares important advice.


Back-To-School Tools for Those Who Support Students

Students and educators, from kindergartners through college seniors, are headed back to school this month, and UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development offers abundant resources to promote educational success.


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Improving Dialogue Across the Political Divide

As the country gears up for another contentious presidential election, UVA assistant professor Rachel Wahl is working to find out how dialogue can help college students navigate political disagreements – and where it falls short.