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turner bassok wyckoff

Three professors at the UVA Batten School were named as among the top 200 most influential education scholars in the U.S. in an annual ranking by the American Enterprise Institute: Sarah Turner, Daphna Bassok and Jim Wyckoff. 


Edu Scholars Awards 2023

Four Batten School faculty members affiliated with the EdPolicyWorks research center once again placed in the national rankings of influential education scholars.

Atteberry Batten Showcase

In this lecture, Allison Atteberry, associate professor at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public and director of EdPolicyWorks, shares her research and work on preschool education. Specifically, Atteberry explains the causal effects of full- vs. half-day preschool in Westminster Public Schools.

fireside chat Sec of Ed

The Batten School and the School of Education and Human Development welcome State of Virginia Secretary of Education, Aimee Guidera, and SEHD’s Dean Rowley for a fireside chat open to students.

Allison Atteberry EdPolicyWorks

EdPolicyWorks welcomed Allison Atteberry, associate professor of education and public policy, as its new director in August.

High rates of teacher turnover in child care settings have negative implications for young children's learning experiences and for efforts to improve child care quality. Prior research has explored the prevalence and predictors of turnover at the individual teacher level, but less is known about turnover at the center level––specifically, how turnover varies across child care centers or whether staffing challenges persist year after year for some centers. This study tracks annual turnover rates for all publicly funded child care centers that were continuously operating in Louisiana from the 2015-16 to 2018-19 school years.

Allison Atteberry

Allison Atteberry is an associate professor of education and public policy and director of EdPolicyWorks, a collaboration between the School of Education and Human Development and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Atteberry conducts research on teacher- and school-level interventions designed to improve the quality of instruction experienced by historically underserved students.

Batten Professor Daphna Bassok

Working in partnership with policymakers, Professor Daphna Bassok aims to provide long-term solutions to real-world problems for America's youngest learners.

Ed Week

Batten School professors Daphna Bassok, Ben Castleman, Sarah Turner and Jim Wyckoff were among 200 scholars nationwide to rank as highly influential in education policy, according to Education Week.

Brooklyn Public Library

What keeps someone from activating their library card or returning a book? Brooklyn Public Library worked with behavioral science experts including Batten professor Benjamin Castleman and alum Katharine Meyer (MPP '16) to find out.