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The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Please encourage your students to submit...
The new resource will support K-12 teachers’ teaching of literature associated with under-represented groups. Teaching Hard Literature prototypes being created The Center for the...
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  UVA Today reached out to University of Virginia faculty and staff, and asked them to speak to the art, music and literature that is bringing them solace in these difficult days. We wanted to share...
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Thank you for attending the Teaching Writing Online program on May 2nd. For those of you who were not able to join our Zoom workshop, please refer to the following resources:...
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We thought you would like to see it (or read the translation by Alastair Reid) too:  A Callarse de Pablo Neruda Ahora contaremos doce y nos quedamos todos quietos. Por una vez sobre...
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Thank you for attending the May 2nd program "Teaching Writing Online."  After the program, please fill out a brief evaluation survey to share your thoughts with us - we always...
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CLA is excited to announce the Longview Foundation for World Affairs and International Understanding has awarded us a grant, which will amply fund our next three Spanish programs. Longview Foundation...
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The 3rd Annual Program "A Practical Workshop in Teaching Anti-Racist History:Resources, Risks, and Rewards" will take place at Zehmer Hall, UVA on March 28th, 2020. This program is a collaborative...
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Professor Karl Shuve, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, UVA and teachers.

CLA offered “Religious Pluralism Then and Now” with the leadership of our Classics Project Director, Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics John F. Miller. Twenty-two enthusiastic...

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CLA is thrilled to announce that Sarah Deel, Smyth County’s Teacher of the Year, joined us at “The Solar System” program on November 2nd, 2019 at the John C. Wells Planetarium. A science teacher at...
Many congratulations to our Classics Project Director and Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics John F. Miller, who received the 2019 Jane Harriman Hall Award for Outstanding Service...
After working as a Project Director for English for many years, participating in programs around the state, Lisa Woolfork now joins the CLA as its co-director.  Lisa is an Associate Professor in the...
Calling all teen artists and writers… Apply to the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! Beginning today, students and educators can create accounts in the online registration system at...
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  The University of Virginia’s Center for the Liberal Arts is working with Teaching Tolerance to assemble Teaching Hard Literature, an initiative meant to complement Teaching Tolerance’s celebrated ...
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In the past three years, teachers from 92 Virginia school divisions attended CLA's professional development programs. We provided more than 20 programs in the last three years, with attendance...
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Natasha Heny, Curry School of Education, UVA, will teach an 8-day summer institute starting Monday July 29 through Thursday August 8, 2019. The institute will focus on supporting and empowering...
On April 28, 2018, CLA Project Director Prof. Gustavo Pellón brought together experts to share ideas and knowledge with 70 eager and enthusiastic Spanish teachers from 35 school divisions of Virginia...
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On March 23rd, we will offer “Teaching the History of Race in the U.S.” at the University of Richmond. In cooperation with the VA General Assembly African American Cultural Resources task force, and...
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Thomas Jefferson: The Public and Private Worlds of Monticello and the University of Virginia” seeks to bring K-12 schoolteachers together with some of the foremost scholars on Thomas Jefferson in a...
A boy at a segregated drinking fountain on the county courthouse lawn in Halifax, North Carolina in April 1938
In 1861, Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the short-lived Confederate States of America, gave a speech about the Confederate constitution, which included justifying and codifying the...

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