Education

Stephen Colbert Speaks at UVA
7:27 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Stephen Colbert Delivers Comedic Valedictory Speech

Stephen Colbert Speaks at UVa

Valedictory exercises give universities a chance to hand out awards and thank people before the main graduation  – and they’re not always well attended, but this year’s speaker drew a huge crowd to the University of Virginia -- and as Sandy Hausman reports -- Stephen Colbert did not disappoint.

At a reception beforehand, Colbert was gracious, posing for photos with more than a hundred students and parents who were clearly pumped.  We spoke with Ben Hemenway, Danielle McKia, Erin Abdel-- razaq and Ariana Parsons.

"He’s hilarious … we got a good one!"

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Education
6:02 am
Fri May 17, 2013

UVa Professor Helps Children Improve Reading Skills

A University of Virginia Professor of Education has won two new grants to help American children read.

The program she’s developed is already in use statewide and has spread to every state and five other countries. 



 

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Education
10:39 am
Wed May 15, 2013

VT President Will Step Down

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger
Credit Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger will step down from the post he has held since 2000, once his successor begins work sometime next fall. 

A search will begin immediately.

Steger has spent his entire career at the school, from undergrad to graduate degrees, becoming Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at age 33.

Under his tenure, Virginia Tech added forty major new buildings; among them, the soon to open Center for the Arts. 

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Education
3:47 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Red-shirting in Kindergarten

Credit Courtesy of U.Va.'s Curry School of Education

If you’re a parent or grandparent with young children, you’ve probably heard about red-shirting – a term borrowed from the world of college sports. 

It refers to keeping a child back in school, so he or she will be a little older than classmates and have some academic and social advantages. 

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Black student enrollment at UVA down 25%
11:13 am
Wed May 1, 2013

New Calls for Greater Student Diversity at UVA

University of Virginia
Credit virginia.edu

There are new calls for diversity at the University of Virginia where critics say the African American

population has dropped from 12 percent in 1995 to just 6 and a half percent today.  Critics say UVA must up its financial aid to compete as Sandy Hausman reports.

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