07 February 2017

Improving Special Ed Instructional Tools

Across the nation, 6.5 million, or 13 percent, of public school students between the ages of 3 and 21 receive special education services. Yet 49 states report a shortage of special education teachers and qualified personnel. These significant numbers illustrate the nation’s demand for highly qualified teachers who are equipped to educate these students.
14 December 2016

Champions of the Rising Stars

Innovative education research by Curry School early career professors is getting a boost, thanks to two astute donors brought together by the Curry Foundation.

Richard R. “Dick” Abidin is a well-known professor emeritusof the Curry School, who founded our Clinical Psychology program in the 1960s and achieved prominence as a scholar and leader in his field. Peter K. Scaturro, a father of a second year student at U.Va., is a retired financial executive—a former bank CEO and partner at Goldman Sachs.

Jennings L. Wagoner Jr.

“In my 30 years at the Curry School, I can’t think of anyone who had as much individual impact on the culture of school,” says Professor Emeritus Jay Chronister, a former colleague and friend of the late Jennings L. Wagoner, Jr.
Wagoner, considered by many to be one of Curry’s most beloved professors, died Jan. 27 at his home in Ivy.

Another New Face on the Faculty: Duane Thomas

This fall the Clinical and School Psychology program also welcomes Duane E. Thomas to the faculty.

Curry Research You Can Use

An R&D team led by Jennifer Chiu, Curry School assistant professor of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, has been developing and testing the learning environment since late 2011.

Happenings Now and On the Horizon

The 2012-2013 academic year was exciting for Social Foundations. Several initiatives fell into place that will help the program build a solid infrastructure in U.Va.’s new academic environment.

Talking EBP

A new clinical-practice resource for speech-language pathologists has been created by LaVae Hoffman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, assistant professor in Curry’s Communication Disorders Program. “Talking EBP” is a semi-annual digital newsletter that briefly summarizes research findings related to evidence-based practice (EBP) services for students between the ages of 2 to 21 years with communication disorders in public school settings. 

Change Is the Job

Change may be the only constant in today’s schools, and the pace of change has accelerated.  For most school leaders today, change has become the job.