The donation comes from the Petters Family Foundation and Nancy and Mike Petters, who both attended camp on college campuses when they were younger and wanted to provide more students a similar opportunity. Thanks to the gift, the program will allow double the number of students to attend by 2022.
Emma Zahren-Newman is a 2018 graduate of the School of Education, where she received a dual degree in elementary education and bilingual education. She is going into her third year as a third-grade teacher at Matoaka Elementary School, where she is the school's multicultural engagement advocate. This year's projects will focus on providing professional development opportunities for all of the teachers to become more comfortable discussing race with colleagues and students.
Jason Chen, Gerdelman Family Term Distinguished Associate Professor at the William & Mary School of Education, has secured a new grant from the National Science Foundation that aims to combat inequity by building a national alliance of researchers working together to effect large-scale change.
Robert C. Knoeppel, dean of the University of South Florida’s College of Education, longtime educator and noted scholar on educational finance innovation, has been chosen as the next dean of the William & Mary School of Education.
A team of W&M researchers is conducting an online survey on how families are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic, and offering resources on what parents can do to support their children’s mental health.
Her work explores systemic barriers that influence African American students, especially their academic trajectories, and the factors that make some students more likely to succeed. As a scholar who focuses on social justice, Parker offers suggestions for how communities and schools can come together to support children from racially diverse backgrounds and elevate African American voices to lead the conversation.