Through a new partnership between William & Mary and Newport News Public Schools (NNPS), the Teachers in Residence program is providing aspiring teachers both financial and professional support as they pursue a master’s degree in teaching, in exchange for a commitment to teach in the division after graduation.
Jason Chen, associate professor of education at William & Mary, is working with Professor of Theatre and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies Francis Tanglao Aguas are using a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a professional development curriculum.
Chandra B. Floyd Ph.D. ’20 has been named the second place winner in the Dissertation Award Competition for 2021 by the National Association for Gifted Children’s Research and Evaluation Network. Her dissertation, Promoting Equity in Gifted Education: Stories from Selected Virginia Gifted Education Leaders, shares the stories of three gifted education coordinators and their experiences with underrepresentation of children from racially marginalized groups through a narrative inquiry research design.
This year, eight graduate students in the W&M School of Education were selected to participate in the Social Justice and Diversity Graduate Research Fellows program. The fellowship offers an opportunity to form a community to support and promote research in the areas of social justice and diversity.
Bringing his ideas from back home is sparking intellectual dialogue amongst colleagues and peers in the School of Education’s Educational Planning, Policy, and Leadership (EPPL) classes. Here as a Fulbright Scholar from Jamaica, Lavare Henry Ph.D. ’24 is in his second year of the EPPL in K-12 Administration Ph.D. Program.
The School of Education welcomed 403 new students in Fall 2021, bringing its total enrollment among graduate students to 814 — a record in recent years. Despite declining enrollment nationally among schools of education, W&M saw a 69% increase in applications and a 27% increase in enrollment in its graduate programs in education in 2021.