Policy Implications

VCU’s School of Education is committed to bridging the research and policy gap. Part of this involves building community with policy makers at the local, state and federal levels to inform the research we conduct. For example, recent VCU SOE research conferences and colloquiums have included keynotes by Mayor Levar Stoney, Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras, and Virginia Department of Education Director of Research Jennifer Piver-Renna. VCU SOE also supports its faculty in the translation of research into policy. A new initiative through the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium will work with School of Education researchers to turn findings into policy briefs aligned with current policy priorities.

Here are just some examples of faculty work that have had direct policy implications in education.