Recent Articles by

Audrey Breen

October 19, 2015
In the continued effort to improve teaching and learning for children in schools, researchers at the Curry School of Education are seeking to identify what elements of a teacher preparation program matter in creating great teachers.
October 06, 2015
The headlines are full of negative stories about youth of color, but Joanna Lee Williams says this can dehumanize ethnic minority youth. A conference this week will highlight youths’ strengths and emphasize the value in cultural connections.
September 03, 2015
University researchers received $9.2 million for four projects that will research and seek to improve the learning experiences of K-12 students in Virginia and beyond.
August 19, 2015
The most critical teacher shortage in Virginia’s schools is in special education. In response, U.Va.’s Curry School of Education is offering its special education Master of Teaching degree outside of Charlottesville for the first time.
August 18, 2015
The Curry School of Education and the School of Engineering and Applied Science are launching a new five-year program that will result in students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s in teaching.
July 17, 2015
Young athletes are the most vulnerable when it comes to sustaining concussions. Accurately diagnosing concussions on the field of play helps protect them, but most games are played without the presence of someone qualified to do so.
June 08, 2015
The researchers at the Curry School of Education are developing a suite of assessment’s to gauge children’s readiness for kindergarten and guide teachers in their lesson plans.
May 14, 2015
Karen Connors’ idea to bring together Curry School of Education members turned cups of coffee into something more.
May 13, 2015
As mandated literacy instruction increasingly crowds science education out of the elementary school classroom, U.Va. education researchers are seeking to fold some authentic science experiences back in.
May 04, 2015
Education professor Derrick Alridge is documenting the stories of teachers of the civil rights era who “exercised immense courage, inside and outside the classrooms, by taking leadership roles and mentoring young civil rights activists.”