Abstract Episodes

This episode featured a discussion between members of the MERC Virginia College Access Resource study team and representatives from the State Council ofHigher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) and the Great Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP).
The conversation focused on the importance of college access providers, and present need in Region One of the Commonwealth. 

This episode features a roundtable discussion with members of the research team from MERC’s study on Cultural Diversity Professional Development for teachers. The conversation focused on teaching in an increasingly culturally-diverse student body and the opportunity of cultural responsiveness.

In this episode we talk with teachers from cohort six of MERC’s Action Research Initiative to learn about what brought them to participate in the program, what they have researched in their classrooms, and what they have learned along the way.

Check out this re-broadcast of an event sponsored by the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the VCU School of Education, featuring spoken word poetry, research, and interviews focused on racial disproportionality in school discipline.

This episode features a conversation with members of the Understanding Teacher Morale MERC study team, with a discussion about the background, findings,
and key takeaways of the study.

This episode features a conversation with members of the Achieving Racial Equity in Disciplinary Practices and Policies MERC study team, with a discussion about key definitions, evidence of racial disproportionality in school discipline, and next steps for this study. 

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