Dean Daire speaks at educator briefing in D.C.

Andrew P. Daire, Ph.D.
Dr. Andrew Daire

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Andrew P. Daire, dean of the VCU School of Education, joined five other speakers this afternoon at a briefing in Washington, D.C., to discuss approaches to teacher preparation that help students meet challenging state academic standards and that respond to the needs of increasingly diverse student populations.

The briefing – "Strengthening the Educator Pipeline: Evidence-Based Approaches to Teacher and Leader Preparation" – was held in the Senate Dirksen Office Building and was sponsored by the Learning Policy Institute, a nonprofit organization that conducts and communicates independent research to improve education policy and practice.

The full list of speakers included:

  • Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia)
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, president, Learning Policy Institute
  • Andrew P. Daire, dean, VCU School of Education
  • Brittany Jones, teacher, John Marshall High School, and former Richmond Teacher Residency resident and School of Education alumna (M.T. ‘16)
  • Steven L. Paine, state superintendent of schools, West Virginia Department of Education
  • Naomi N. Shelton, national director of K-12 advocacy, United Negro College Fund

Approaches to teacher and leader preparation were discussed at the briefing including residency programs such as the School of Education’s Richmond Teacher Residency. Speakers also discussed the types of skills educators need to create inclusive classrooms that provide all students with a high-quality education.

Dr. Daire at D.C. Briefing on Sep 25 2018
Dean Daire speaks at the educator briefing in Washington, D.C., on September 25 at the Senate Dirksen Office Building. (Photo by Carly Katz, assistant director of federal relations, VCU)