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Ireland Global Studies
Céad Míle Fáilte — A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

This past summer, students in the global studies class at the School of Education embarked on a study abroad trip to Ireland to gain a global perspective on education. In addition to cultural immersions, students had the opportunity to engage with higher education professionals, gain insight from policy makers and investigate student learning within K-12 schools and higher education in an international context.

Popp and Project HOPE
Special Support for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Students experiencing homelessness could have better academic outcomes if district and school personnel from homeless education and special education programs work together. It is the job of Patricia Popp, Ph.D., clinical associate professor and state coordinator of Project HOPE-VA in the William & Mary School of Education to facilitate this collaboration for the betterment of the students.

Kristin Conradi Smith
Building Reading Skills Starts with Practice

School of Education's reading and literacy specialist, Kristin Conradi Smith, is on a mission: increase reading motivation and ability among struggling readers. Her project, t3: Time & Types of Texts in the Elementary Classroom, in collaboration with professors from two other universities aims to accomplish this in a multi-phased approach beginning with a national survey to evaluate current reading skills.

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