Recent Articles by

Audrey Breen

May 05, 2014
Kristen Kipps saw a need and heard a call, leading her to spend the next year working for the Special Hope Network, an organization dedicated to improving the lives and education of Zambian children with intellectual disabilities and their families.
May 01, 2014
Sparking students’ interest in STEM careers may begin long before they arrive in college. A pair of state grants seeks to give Virginia elementary, middle and high school teachers the tools they need to become more effective science and math teachers.
February 03, 2014
The grant will support the Curry School’s new four-year doctoral program, which will offer students full tuition support and the opportunity to partner with agencies and schools that serve children from high-poverty and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
January 29, 2014
Learning to read and write is taking up more and more of a kindergartner’s school day, crowding out all other activities, including art and play time.
January 28, 2014
In 2007, at-risk female seventh-graders were selected to either participate in the leadership program or not. Those girls are now high-school seniors, and researchers are seeking to compare their experiences since middle school.
January 14, 2014
One new degree will prepare students to work with outside-the-classroom youth programs; the other will prepare managers in health care settings like imaging centers, clinical labs and respiratory care centers.
November 14, 2013
Students with disabilities tend to be weaker academically than their peers in middle and high school science courses, a consequence of how special education is taught, says researcher Michael Kennedy, who is developing a program he hopes will remedy that.
October 15, 2013
Keeping children fit, athletes injury-free and the Baby Boomer population healthy – these are reasons kinesiology is one of the fastest-growing majors in the country.
August 22, 2013
“The findings demonstrate that current program-quality evaluation models don’t predict the very thing that public pre-K programs are being designed and funded to produce,” Curry School of Education Dean Robert Pianta said.
June 03, 2013
Curry School professor J. Patrick Meyer and doctoral student Shi Zhu call on online instructors to employ “item response theory.”