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Bringing Equity into Practice

The VCU School of Education's Office of Strategic Engagement (OSE) is featured in an article in the March 2021 issue of Richmond magazine on the culturally responsive teaching (CRT) protocol at CodeRVA, part of a push for inclusivity, equity and diversity at the Richmond magnet school.

The article features quotes from Joshua Cole, Ph.D., OSE executive director; Kume Goranson, CodeRVA's executive director who is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Leadership at SOE; and Joy Beatty, a humanities teacher at CodeRVA and daughter of Thomas Beatty, Ed.D., director of the VCU Child Development Center, which is affiliated with SOE. Cassandra Stanley, Ed.D., OSE's assistant director, is also featured in the article.

Richmond magazine, which has covered the Richmond region for over 40 years, has won multiple Virginia Press Association (VPA) awards, including being named VPA's 2019 Grand Sweepstakes Winner.

Read the article in Richmond magazine.

What Antiracism Looks Like - Raising Culturally Responsive Kids

Cassandra Stanley, Ed.D., assistant director of the Office of Strategic Engagement in the VCU School of Education, is featured in an article in the Summer 2021 issue of Richmond Family Magazine. What Antiracism Looks Like," by Melissa Face, covers how to have important conversations about race and culture with children from the perspectives of four Richmonders.

OSE Post-Presentation Survey Feedback

"Powerful presentation. Hearing others' perspectives is crucial in learning about and reflecting upon history and real life stories.  It's the only way to learn and be able to empathize.  I will never understand how it feels to be another person, but hearing from people about their lives is transformational."   

Chesterfield County Public Schools Administrator    Summer 2020


"Thank you for understanding that different schools and different leaders are at different places on the continuum of what needs to be done to accomplish our unified goal."

Chesterfield County Public Schools Administrator    Summer 2020


"It was very engaging. I enjoyed learning more about equity through this forum."

Fredericksburg City Public Schools    Spring 2021


"Thank you for bringing this opportunity to our division. I think it is excellent!"

Fredericksburg City Public Schools    Spring 2021


"This has been the most effective Professional Development I have participated in for the 15 years I have been teaching. Being able to discuss within a small group of people from a wide area was really effective and I truly appreciated this experience."

African American History Elective Course Teacher   Fall 2020


"Thank you! For opening my mind, causing me to have more conversations that were uncomfortable with people around me. I feel that my family and friends benefited from this as well." 

African American History Elective Course Teacher   Fall 2020


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