William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe delivered a powerful and personal talk about the challenges and opportunities for women’s leadership on Tuesday evening as the first invited speaker in the School of Education’s 2018-2019 Diversity Lecture Series.
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.
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.
Funded by a grant from the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, the project will not only help the local diverse-ability community build skills for sustained employment, but its leaders also hope it will foster broad conversations about the role and value of neurodiversity in the community.
Researchers at the William & Mary School of Education are exploring how to adapt family counseling techniques in order to address the tensions between veterans' unit family, the close relationships built while deployed with fellow servicemembers, and the natural family.
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.