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January 22nd, 2015
Dr. Michelle Schmitt is the Director for the Center for School-Community Collaboration. She also holds an affiliation with the Department of Counselor Education. Through the Center, Dr. Schmitt and her colleagues work closely with school and community leaders to prevent and reduce youth problems in Virginia. We are pleased to
    January 22nd, 2015

    Valerie (Vicki) Brooke from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) was chosen to serve on the Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Improving Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.

    January 14th, 2015

    The Partnership for People with Disabilities, a center affiliated with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education, will host a visit from representatives of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. “Today we welcome the executive director of AUCD, Andy Imparato, and members of his staff to VCU. This visit provides an opportunity to highlight […]

    January 1st, 2015

    School of Education earned high marks in its reaccreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. “The school’s reaccreditation exemplifies VCU’s overall commitment to investing in our faculty and programs,” said VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. “Dr. Christine Walther-Thomas and her leadership team have established a premier School of Education as recognized by […]

    January 1st, 2015

    Virginia Commonwealth University professors will use more than $2.5 million in federal money to expand the use of a Norwegian anti-bullying program in Richmond middle schools. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is popular but hasn’t been thoroughly examined, said Kevin S. Sutherland, a professor from VCU’s Department of Special Education and Disability Policy.

    November 19th, 2014

    Education is a powerful tool and privilege, which many may take for granted. Girl Rising, a documentary and movement, has a mission to inspire action that will break cycles of poverty worldwide by educating girls. In order to contribute to the cause, Amanda Hall has been appointed as the regional ambassador for Girl Rising. The […]

    November 19th, 2014

    Former professor and adult learning division head in the VCU School of Education, Dr. Rosemary Caffarella returned to the school on November 12 as guest speaker of the annual Adult Learning Lecture. More than 100 VCU students, faculty, staff, alumni and local teachers gathered in the Sports Medicine Building to learn about adult learning planning […]

    November 14th, 2014

    “Life will find a way.” the quote from the film “Jurassic Park”, can also be used to describe the driving force behind much of Jack Horner’s career as a paleontologist who just happens to also be diagnosed with dyslexia. Throughout his life, Horner has found more answers in bones than in books.

    November 14th, 2014

    The Commonwealth Review of Education will be published biannually by VCU graduate students with support from faculty members. The inaugural issue of CRE in Spring 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the School of Education. The deadline for submissions for the first edition is January 15, 2015.

    October 21st, 2014

    Twelve Hanover County school employees became local pioneers in online teaching as the first graduates of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Education Certificate in Online Teaching program.The lessons included developing an online curriculum, facilitating online discussion and fostering teacher-student relationships online

    October 7th, 2014

    Dr. Abigail Conley is an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education. She came to the School of Education in 2013 and quickly became engaged in various areas and projects at VCU. Her research and scholarship interests include sexual violence survivorship and healing, an area of pressing interest among national policy makers as well as College campuses […]

    October 3rd, 2014

    The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education’s Center for Teacher Leadership has been awarded a $7.5 million grant to refine and expand its Richmond Teacher Residency program, and to evaluate the program’s impact on teacher retention and student achievement in critical shortage areas within Richmond Public Schools. Terry Dozier, Ed.D., is the program director and […]

    October 3rd, 2014

    “First, I love the Richmond Public Schools,” said Senator Kaine, whose three children all came up in the RPS. “I’m interested in learning about [the RTR] because I think it’s a national model. I would love to be able to do work in Washington both to support this program, but also to spread the word […]

    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 […]



January 27th, 2015
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7–8:30 p.m. ACLU Racial Justice Program Director Dennis Parker will examine the extent of educational inequity and how our society pushes some children from the education system to the justice system. W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts 922 Park Avenue
    January 27th, 2015

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 7PM AT THE SIEGEL CENTER FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLICThe Center for Sport Leadership at VCU is proud to announce a special event featuring Joe Ehrmann is the co-founder of Coach for America Ehrmann has been called “The Most Important Coach in America” because of his work to transform the culture […]

    November 22nd, 2014

    Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm University Commons James E. Ryan is the 11th dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A leading expert on law and education, Ryan has written extensively about the ways in which law structures educational opportunity. His articles and essays address such topics as school desegregation, […]