Abstract | Podcast

Abstract is the podcast of the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium.
It features roundtable discussions with MERC study team members, interviews
with stakeholders from our partnering school divisions, and much more.
Stay tuned as we explore issues in education!


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. 


April 2017 – Teachers as Researchers
May 2017 – Cultural Diversity Professional Development for Teachers
June 2017 – 
School Climate
July 2017 – Community Engaged Research in High Poverty Settings

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