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Johari Harris

Q&A: How Developing Moral Reasoning in Youth Helps Create a Better Democracy

As we approach the Youth-Nex 7th Conference, co-chair Johari Harris shares more about her work on equity, civil engagement and social justice.


Chad Prather

Love Thy Neighbor: Alumnus Making Mark as High School Teacher in Nashville

Chad Prather, who partnered with the Charlottesville High School choir on a moving anthem after “Unite the Right” violence, has earned high praise and numerous awards as a high school teacher in Nashville.


EP-ADS Grad Student Joins Network of Doctoral Scholars, a Program to Increase Faculty Diversity

Edward Scott, Jr., an Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science Ph.D student, joins an elite group of doctoral scholars in a fellowship program to increase faculty diversity.


UVA’s Youth-Nex to Host Annual Conference on Dialogue and Democracy Nov. 12-13

On November 12-13th, 2019, Youth-Nex will host its 7th annual conference, “Dialoging for Democracy: Youth Moral Reasoning and Social Justice” (#YouthAct19).


Virginia Education Leaders Convene to Discuss Statewide Issues in Early Childhood Education

The policy summit is the third to be hosted as a collaborative effort between the Curry School, the UVA K-12 Advisory Council, the Virginia Department of Education, and the Office of the Secretary of Education.


UVA’s Curry School to Host ‘Virginia Autism Hope Summit’ November 16

The day-long conference will offer informational sessions, networking, and discussion for self-advocates, families and community members, and professionals with an interest in autism.


New Equity Center Aims to Create Thriving University-Community Partnerships

The UVA Equity Center, with Curry School professor Nancy Deutsch as a faculty director, will foster partnerships between Charlottesville-area community leaders and University faculty.


John White, Dean Pianta and Laura Hoxworth in conversation

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


Carol Tomlinson

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.


Young child in classroom

$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.


Daniel Segura

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.


Theresa Pfister

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.