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.
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February 18, 2019
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.
May 08, 2017
After graduation, Veronica Katz will bring what she learned from studying the public school system in Washington, D.C. to UVA’s EdPolicyWorks research center.
April 04, 2017
If taking a drug improves a health condition and exercising helps the same condition, then taking the drug and exercising should be doubly beneficial, right? Not necessarily, UVA researchers are finding.
March 23, 2017
Work coming out of a new lab at UVA will use a custom, tablet-based program to help prisoners prepare for their release and help keep them on the right track once they rejoin the general population.
January 20, 2017
Disruptive behavior can be frustrating for preschool teachers and lead to a host of negative consequences for the students. UVA researchers have found a strategy that reduced such behavior in the long term.