Recent Articles by

Laura Hoxworth

September 26, 2018
UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development is leading a major initiative to increase racial, religious and ethnic tolerance in classrooms, thanks to a $1 million gift from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
September 06, 2018
As the U.S. moves toward a “diverse-majority” society, UVA professor Joanna Williams reviews the education research and shares what schools and communities can do to promote equity.
August 21, 2018
With funding from the General Assembly, the commonwealth will require all school divisions to implement a suite of kindergarten readiness assessments developed by UVA researchers.
July 17, 2018
Tracy Missett, the new director of the Curry School’s Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program, shares her thoughts on what makes a good gifted program, advice for parents and what people commonly misunderstand about gifted students.
July 09, 2018
The Curry School’s Teachers in the Movement project hosted a five-day summer institute for local educators interested in oral history, the Civil Rights era and social justice.
May 30, 2018
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.
March 21, 2018
Fifteen years ago, the Dalai Lama inspired Tish Jennings to study mindfulness training for teachers. This month, she traveled to India to present her research to the exiled Tibetan religious leader.
March 07, 2018
Tanya Evans, a neuroscientist who recently joined the faculty of the Curry School of Education, works at the intersection of education and neuroscience, studying brain data to understand how children learn.
February 20, 2018
Low pay and the costly licensure requirements are driving Virginia’s teacher shortage. Experts at UVA’s Curry School of Education are helping Richmond address what experts say is Gov. Ralph Northam’s single biggest challenge.
February 06, 2018
A literature review from UVA faculty reveals that female athletes are actually more likely to experience sports-related concussions, but doctors should treat each case individually.