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Syaru Shirley Lin and Harry Harding

In the latest edition of Batten Expert Chats, Syaru Shirley Lin, Compton Visiting Professor at the Miller Center, and Harry Harding, founding dean of the Batten School and professor of public policy, discussed why Taiwan finds it difficult to send scholars abroad, welcome foreign students and faculty, and promote the use of English.

Rachel Walet

From UVA history to education in prisons, Batten student Rachel Walet (MPP ‘21) is unafraid to tackle tough issues.

A masked student and teacher

One year ago, the World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic. Batten's Daphna Bassok and fellow experts examine how the pandemic upended the education landscape in the past year, what it’s taught us about schooling, and where we go from here.

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Students in the inaugural class of Ed Policy Associates are collaborating with Virginia policymakers on vital research, and gaining vital experience at the same time.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted schooling nationwide, raising serious concerns about the impact of the pandemic on children’s learning. But, as Batten’s Daphna Bassok and co-author Anna Shapiro write in Brooking’s “Brown Center Chalkboard” blog, relatively less has been written about the experiences of the “missing children”—those who have not enrolled in public school at all.

The Virginia State Capitol in Richmond.

Tackling everything from the death penalty to affordable housing, the students in Batten professor Andy Pennock's Virginia Politics and Policy don’t just participate in the course—they design it themselves.

Matt Weber

In an essay for Harvard Ed. magazine, Batten lecturer Matt Weber writes about teaching during a pandemic and lessons learned from the iconic Mr. Goodbar: keep it simple, be kind, and always carry chocolate.

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Batten Professor David Leblang's "Pandemics Beyond the Headlines: COVID-19" and Professor Gabrielle Adams' "Leadership in Athletics" were among the standout virtual course offerings from UVA this January. Contributions from Batten's Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming and Batten student Terrell Jana (BA '21) brought an experiential lens to some of today’s critical issues, preparing students to meet future challenges.

ReadWrite Digital is an education technology startup that offers software to K–12 schools in the United States to provide education analytics and personalized education planning. Founded in 2012 by Rob Simms, the current President and CTO, ReadWrite Digital built, developed, and launched two unique products, Integrator and Analytics, providing an end-to-end solution for data collection from disparate systems creating rich analytics for student performance in one place. 

With rapid technological transformations to the labor market along with COVID-19 related economic disruptions, many working adults return to college to obtain additional training or credentials. Using a comparative individual fixed effects strategy and an administrative panel dataset of enrollment and employment in Virginia, we provide the first causal estimates of credential “stacking” among working adults.