In partnership with Bridging Richmond, MERC published a series of white papers designed to inform local conversations about critical issues in the cradle to career pipeline. These papers can also be found on VCU Scholars Compass.
Capturing the Social/Emotional World of Students by David Naff, M.A. and Jesse Senechal, Ph.D. (October 2015) This report emerges out of a regional interest and need in establishing shared measures that can be used within regional conversations to guide collective actions.... Read more
Using Social Emotional Data for School Improvement: A Case Study of Goochland County's Use of the Gallup Student Poll by: David Naff, M.A. and Jesse Senechal, Ph.D. (September 2015) This case study presents a profile of a school division, Goochland County Public Schools... Read more
Rethinking School Improvement: The Case for Networked Improvement Communities by Jesse Senechal, Ph.D. (Spring 2015) This project was evaluated by MERC and a report published by MERC for Bridging Richmond. Despite the heated debates that have surrounded K-12 school... Read more
Middle Grades Math: Assessing the Debate Over the When and How of Algebra by Jesse Senechal, Ph.D. (Fall 2014) This project was evaluated by MERC and a report published by MERC for Bridging Richmond. Within discussions of K-12 math, the middle grades are framed as a... Read more
Middle Level Learning: Compendium of Research and Best Practice by Jesse Senechal, Ph.D. and JK Stringer (Summer 2014). This was a project evaluated by MERC and a report published by MERC for Bridging Richmond. This paper is designed to serve as a resource for... Read more