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SOE ranked #16 Best Public Grad Program by U.S. News
A student studies at a hallway table on the third floor of Oliver Hall.The VCU School of Education once again ranks among the top graduate schools of education in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. The school comes in at No. 26 overall in the newly-released 2021 rankings. The school is also No. 16 among public graduate schools of education. With 256 schools of education participating nationwide, only two Virginia schools of education ranked among this year’s top 50, and VCU is the No. 2 education school in Virginia.
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Research news
Award-winning author and researcher delivers keynote at SOE’s 2020 Research Colloquium
Dr. Bettina Love delivers the keynote address at the SOE 2020 Research Colloquium.Dr. Bettina L. Love, an award-winning author and researcher in the area of Hip Hop education, addressed a group of VCU faculty, staff and students recently at the Science Museum of Virginia on her experience researching whiteness in schools and its impact on students of color. Love’s keynote address was part of the School of Education’s annual research colloquium which highlights faculty and doctoral student research and research-related activities.
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From our centers
Amid global crisis, VCU’s Child Development Center remains community focused
Nakita Battle, assistant teacher, blows bubbles for students in the outdoor playground at the VCU Child Development Center.The VCU Child Development Center has stepped up to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing care for the children of frontline health care professionals so they don’t have to choose between staying home with their children or caring for patients. The center, which is affiliated with the VCU School of Education, is poised to serve nearly 48 children of VCU Health System professionals who are able to go to work and contribute to saving lives.
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Alumnus spotlight
Joshua Gentry (M.T. ‘14): Advice from brother fuels career choice
Joshua Gentry (M.T. ‘14), the 2020 Gilman Teacher of The Year.Joshua Gentry (M.T. ‘14) was recently named the 2020 Gilman Teacher of The Year by his colleagues at Hungary Creek Middle School, where he teaches health and physical education. Gentry majored in health sciences, with a focus in health and physical education at VCU and earned his Master of Teaching degree from the VCU School of Education. He was drawn to VCU and the School of Education because of the diversity of the campus.
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Student spotlight
Denisha Scott: Studying abroad changes life trajectory
Denisha Scott, graduate student in the VCU School of EducationDenisha Scott was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. She’s an Altria Scholars progress coach in VCU’s Division of Strategic Enrollment Management, where she helps first-generation students in designated engineering and business majors succeed at VCU, persist in their studies and graduate on time with decreased debt. Denisha is currently pursuing her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership at the VCU School of Education.
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COVID-19 crisis: support for students
How you can help during the COVID-19 pandemic
Two funds have been created to support students and patients affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The VCU COVID-19 Response Fund, administered by the Office of the Senior Vice President for VCU Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System, supports research and clinical care related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The VCU Student Life and Learning Fund, administered by the Office of the Provost, provides unrestricted dollars dedicated to enriching the life and learning experiences of VCU students or student groups. This is a newly-created fund that will serve students during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
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