Reflections in the Mirror: A Study of How Graduate Schools of Education can Recruit, Retain, and Support Teachers of Color

My research focuses on the lack of diverse teachers in the American teacher workforce and what can be done to increase the amount of diversity we see amongst teachers in America. My research question is: Why is there a lack of diverse teachers in the American teacher workforce and what can be done in Graduate Schools of Education to recruit, retain, and support teachers of color to have career longevity in the classroom? I will conduct research and gather data, which is compiled though interviews with current students and faculty of the William and Mary School of Education and an extensive literature review. This data will allow me to identify the gaps that are present in the WM School of Education Diversity Recruitment techniques. Using the data I collected, I will create the plan for a program that could possibly be implemented at the College of William and Mary School of Education to help increase the number of diverse students graduating from the School of Education with the necessary toolkit to become a successful teacher in urban school districts.

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It’s the beginning of the end…..of free lunches :(

Hello All,

I write to you from my station at the NAACP National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. First and foremost I would like to say that hell hath no fury like the Vegas heat. It is extremely hot here at all times. But besides that I am enjoying every minute of the convention and of my internship.

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Whooah, we’re half way there Livin’ on a prayer

http://youtu.be/lDK9QqIzhwk

Whooah, we’re half way there Livin’ on a prayer

http://youtu.be/lDK9QqIzhwk

It’s the beginning of the end…..of free lunches :(

Hello All,

I write to you from my station at the NAACP National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. First and foremost I would like to say that hell hath no fury like the Vegas heat. It is extremely hot here at all times. But besides that I am enjoying every minute of the convention and of my internship.

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