With the assistance of a $4.7M sub-award from the LEGO Foundation, University of Virginia researchers will study the implementation of playful learning in Loudon County Public Schools.

  • Virginia joins California, Texas, and Illinois as one of the four locations where this study will be conducted.

Why it matters: Covid-19 has left a lasting gap in the education system within America. Decreasing test scores, increasing behavioral problems among youth, and a staggering number of teachers leaving the profession have caused policymakers to get creative in reimagining the way teaching looks within the American classroom.

The big picture: The LEGO Foundation has awarded Temple University roughly $20 million for its “Learning Through Play” study.

  • The study hopes to reevaluate the process of teaching through the six C’s – communication, collaboration, confidence, creative innovation, critical thinking, and content
Read the full article at education.virginia.edu