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Children receiving formal, classroom-based preschool receive significantly higher quality care and have better reading and math skills than their peers who receive informal childcare before kindergarten, according to a new study published in Child Development.
June 10, 2016
Congress is gridlocked, say talking heads. Dysfunctional, say pundits. Less popular than head lice, says an actual poll. In a word, broken. So let’s fix it, says Craig Volden, professor of politics and public policy at the University of Virginia’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
June 9, 2016
Life in prison is meant to be difficult. But it doesn't always get better once you're out. Re-entering offenders often have a tough time finding employment, even when they are motivated and able to work. But "ban the box" - a popular policy aimed at helping ex-offenders find jobs - doesn't help many ex-offenders, and actually decreases employment for black and Hispanic men who don't have criminal records.
June 1, 2016
With more than 715,000 asylum-seeking applications to the European Union in 2015, bodies of refugee adults and children washing up on the shores of Greece and easy access for journalists to tell the story of their ordeal, Western media outlets began paying attention to the issue of forced displacement for the first time in decades.
May 31, 2016
The surge of final regulations in the twilight of the Obama Administration will interest many public policy professionals. These rules represent the Administration’s final efforts to help solve various public policy problems.
May 25, 2016
The University of Virginia's 187th Final Exercises took place on May 21 - 22, 2016, on the Lawn. On Saturday, May 21, the Frank Batten School of Leadership hosted a special Academic Regalia Ceremony at Highland, the historic home of James Monroe.
May 24, 2016
Air Force ROTC Cadet Nathaniel Jewell is a leader. In fact, the recent University of Virginia graduate is one of three Air Force ROTC “Cadets of the Year” chosen from around the country.
May 24, 2016
As University of Virginia graduate student Michelle Cho prepares to take her Master of Public Policy degree from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy on Sunday, she can look back with pride on the footprint she’s left on the Charlottesville community.
May 19, 2016
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is pleased to announce its Academic Regalia Ceremony keynote speaker for Saturday, May 21, 2016. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the World Bank, will speak to graduating Batten students and their families about her global experience in public policy and the lessons learned.
May 16, 2016
Individuals are more likely to engage in risk-taking behavior if they are in the mere physical presence of other human beings, according to new research published in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
May 13, 2016
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy would like to recognize recent student accomplishments across University of Virginia Grounds and beyond.
May 10, 2016

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