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September 30th, 2014
VCU President Michael Rao and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited T.C. Boushall Middle School to observe the Richmond Teachers Residence graduate program on Friday….Harris and Palmer both agreed the residency program is far more effective than the prior training they received as substitute and volunteer teachers. These programs would only
    September 29th, 2014

    For nearly two hours Friday, Abed hosted Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who wanted to take a close look at a successful teacher training partnership between Virginia Commonwealth University and Richmond Public Schools. VCU’s Richmond Teacher Residency is in its fifth year of training teachers specifically to work in some of Richmond’s toughest schools.

    September 18th, 2014

    It wasn’t a sure thing, the ease of introducing a co-teacher to Christal Mark’s third-grade special education class. “I have to admit, I was a little fearful,” she said. Principal, David Hudson, thought she’d be a good fit as a mentor in a teacher training program that has Virginia Commonwealth University students filling hard-to-staff positions […]

    September 18th, 2014

    “We strongly support Sen. Kaine’s sponsorship and introduction of this bill to extend the teacher residency model to technical education,” said Christine S. Walther-Thomas, dean of the VCU School of Education. “Through the Richmond Teacher Residency program, a partnership between Virginia Commonwealth University and Richmond Public Schools, we have first-hand experience with the power of […]

    September 11th, 2014

    Bryce McLeod, Ph.D., in the Psychology Department, and Kevin Sutherland, Ph.D., in the School of Education, received the 4 year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The grant will help improve services aimed at preschool children with problem behaviors in early childhood education and Head Start classrooms.

    September 2nd, 2014

    This column was written by Gabriel Reich of Virginia Commonwealth University, Jeremy Stoddard of the College of William & Mary and 15 other scholars from Virginia universities. They write: By supporting the teaching and learning of history and social science, we honor the foresight of Mr. Jefferson, who wrote in 1816, “If a nation expects […]

    August 26th, 2014

    The transition of moving from school to adult life, for people with autism is especially complex. Transition is that point in life when you move from everything’s laid out in school for you to the whole world is open to you.” said Carol Schall, Ph.D., director of technical assistance at the Virginia Commonwealth University Autism […]

    July 29th, 2014

    The Richmond Teacher Residency (RTR) program continues to receive accolades for its innovative  program. The USDOE article emphasizes the intensive and sustained teacher development, coaching, and support that work together to make RTR unique. Terry” Dozier, a former national teacher of the year and director of VCU’s Center for Teacher Leadership and the RTR program, sees the […]

    July 24th, 2014

    The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education is hosting them as part of the Elementary Science Institutes, an initiative of the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement.. “When something is fun and hands-on and the learning is amongst the children and not just being told by a facilitator, then that learning sticks with you […]

    July 14th, 2014

    How one flier led Charol Shakeshaft into a seven-year video project about racial divisions in the Richmond region.The videos, which went live this spring on the Richmond Peace Education Center website, should spark a critical conversation about how we may foster greater cooperation across the region while providing all students with high quality education, Moeser […]

    June 25th, 2014

    Virginia Commonwealth University announces the formation of the Office of Continuing and Professional Education, The office will launch on July 1 and will centralize the functions of the Center for Professional Growth in the School of Education and the Office of Continuing Studies in the Division of Community Engagement. The Office will deliver high-quality, non-credit […]



September 6th, 2014
Ruth Harris Lecture in Dyslexia Studies Featuring paleontologist Jack Horner Monday, October 13, 2014 4:30 to 6 PM VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons 907 Floyd Ave. We are pleased to announce that Jack Horner is this year’s keynote speaker for the Ruth Harris Lecture in Dyslexia Studies. Horner, renowned paleontologist
    September 4th, 2014

    Magnus Johnsson, MPA, VCU School of Education Tuesday, October, 23, 12:30- 1:45 p.m., Doctoral Hearing Room, Oliver Hall Rm. 2116 “If I could only have some funding for this project, the things I could do and discover!” It always seems that as faculty we are only limited by our resources, while ideas are a plenty. […]

    September 4th, 2014

    On Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, VCU Alumni will host the Alumni Volunteer Service Awards at the Richmond Marriott. The evening will honor and celebrate alumni and friends for their service to VCU Alumni and the university. SOE Alum Robert (Bob) Almond is one of the recipients.

    August 20th, 2014

    Dr. Lynn Fuchs, Vanderbilt University September 19, 2014 10-11:30 a.m. University Commons, Commonwealth A To register click the Read more Button below Join prolific scholar and esteemed education colleague, Lynn Fuchs, as she shares lessons learned with faculty and doctoral students on her journey through her academic career. We anticipate Lynn’s insights will benefit both […]