Recent Articles by

Audrey Breen

June 11, 2019
As president of the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity, Aija Klavina is leading efforts across the continent to increase access to daily physical activities for children with disabilities. She returns to Grounds this week for an international conference.
June 04, 2019
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.
April 15, 2019
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.
March 08, 2019
In the wake of New York City’s cancellation of its $773 million school turnaround program, UVA expert Coby Meyers discusses the hurdles and potential pitfalls school systems face in reforming failing schools.
February 18, 2019
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.
August 20, 2018
Across the country, families wait an average of three years between noticing signs of autism and receiving a diagnosis. Micah Mazurek and her colleagues are seeking to close that gap.
June 04, 2018
Gail E. Lovette and Bill Therrien spent months assessing the Flint school system’s response to children whose ability to learn has been affected by high levels of lead in the municipal water system.
December 22, 2017
Diagnosing autism promptly can make a huge difference in a child’s development, but it may be challenging for some families to find a professional qualified to do so. A new approach being developed with the help of a UVA expert is helping broaden that pool.
October 12, 2017
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.
September 25, 2017
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.

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