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Social, academic and biological pressures are just a few of the factors that are pushing adolescents to go bed later and later, according to Curry School professor Joanna Lee Williams.
As a child whose family was hurt by addiction, basketball was an outlet for UVA associate professor Joseph Williams. His life experiences are now a driving force behind his research.
When it comes to school attendance, how many missed days are too many? UVA Today asked Robert C. Pianta, the dean of the Curry School.
Joseph Williams' research aims to understand why students succeed despite adversity. (Photo by Jeneene Chatowsky.)
Miray Seward, a doctoral student studying educational psychology-applied developmental science, will study the lived experiences of Black women student-athletes with a newly awarded NCAA research grant.
Doctoral student Bianka Charity-Parker draws on her unusual life experiences, both the good and the challenging, to inform her research.
As Youth-Nex celebrates its 10th anniversary, two leading researchers on youth development break down how our understanding of adolescence has evolved over the past decade and what today’s teens need most from the adults in their lives.
As we approach the Youth-Nex 7th Conference, co-chair Johari Harris shares more about her work on equity, civil engagement and social justice.
On November 12-13th, 2019, Youth-Nex will host its 7th annual conference, “Dialoging for Democracy: Youth Moral Reasoning and Social Justice” (#YouthAct19).
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.
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.
We sat down with assistant professor Valerie Adams-Bass, who researches negative media stereotypes of African American youth, to discuss how “The Hate U Give” provides a unique teaching opportunity for students.
The report finds that adolescence is a time of major brain development for humans, offering opportunities that are as yet untapped.
2019 Ridley Lecturer Anjali Forber-Pratt shared parts of her story as a wheelchair user, two-time Paralympian and an adopted woman of color.
The event featured Jaclyn Corin, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and cofounder of March For Our Lives, and local student leaders who offered ideas to address some of our nation’s greatest challenges. (Photo by Jack Looney.)
UVA’s Youth-Nex research center is taking the lead in a multi-year effort to wholly reimagine and remake what middle school can be.
National Education Community Convenes on February 12-13 to Develop a Vision for Remaking Middle School
UVA’s Youth-Nex Center and Curry School of Education & Human Development, the Association for Middle Level Education, New York Life Foundation, and Altria Partner to Host a Summit that Realizes the Promise of the Middle School Years