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UVA SURP Intern Discusses the Contagious Work Ethic at Curry & How It’s Changing Him

Jose Olais, a 2018 SURP intern, talks about why he chose the Curry School and what skills he’s learning for graduate school and beyond.


Professor Robert Berry Promotes Equity in Mathematics in New Leadership Role

As the new president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, UVA professor Robert Q. Berry is asking tough questions about the future of teaching math – all in the pursuit of greater access, equity and joy in mathematics.


Cornell and Bradshaw Join Coalition Issuing Call to Action to Prevent Gun Violence

Growing coalition of national education organizations sign onto eight-point violence prevention plan.


Dewey Cornell: Will the next shooting be in Virginia?

In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Dewey Cornell, a forensic clinical psychologist, Bunker Professor of Education and director of the UVA Youth Violence Project, shares how Virginia is working to prevent school violence. This column was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on February 17, 2018.


Brain Food: Exploring the Connections Between Nutrition and Learning

UVA researchers are examining from several angles the links between what kids eat and their performance in the classroom.


Q&A: Alumna Reflects on Key Research Skills Gained at Curry

Educational Psychology alumna Angie Henneberger discusses her experience in the VEST program, and how she used it as a springboard for her career in research.


After Attending UVA Conference, Governor Moves to Relieve Teacher Shortage

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive director to ease the shortage, to which UVA has dedicated considerable resources. McAuliffe was at UVA in October for a statewide conference on the issue.


Student Profile: Diane D’Costa ’18

A fourth-year from Howard County, Maryland, Diane is studying both Youth and Social Innovation and Leadership and Public Policy as the first student to double-major across the Curry School and the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. She is also the Vice President for the Class of 2018, and last summer she interned in D.C. with the National Education Association.


Student Profile: Brett Curtis ’18

Brett is a fourth-year double major in Youth and Social Innovation and Government, with a minor in History. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Brett is also a student council representative, president of the University Democrats, and captain of UVA’s Quidditch team.


Leaders Gather on Grounds to Tackle Next Governor's 'Single Biggest Challenge'

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and education leaders from across the state gathered Tuesday at the Curry School of Education to seek innovative solutions to the teacher shortage.


Curry Research Finds Suspending Students, In or Out of School, is Problematic

In an effort to avoid using one disciplinary practice with increasingly negative results, schools may unknowingly be utilizing an alternative practice associated with many of the same outcomes.


New Study Assesses Virginia Public Schools’ Success in Detecting Serious Threats

Virginia was the first state to require the use of threat assessment teams in every public school. Researchers examined the prevalence and nature of threats made in Virginia schools and how successful schools were in identifying serious threats of violence.