This month, University of Virginia developmental psychologist Tish Jennings traveled to India to share her latest research on mindfulness and teacher stress with the Dalai Lama. In itself, the opportunity is an honor and an accomplishment. For Jennings, it’s also a moment nearly 15 years in the making.
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 education challenge.
The current governor and education leaders from across the state gathered Tuesday at the Curry School of Education to seek innovative solutions to the teacher shortage.
Curry School professor Derrick Alridge envisions a new research center as a hub for producing research, building community and driving change in education policy.