A Little Progress is Still Progress: Final Update

After seven weeks of examining redistricting from the angle of students, school board members, parents, and community members, it was clear to me that from all points of view, some progress has been made toward educational equity in Williamsburg-James City County middle schools. During school observations, I found the consequences of overcrowding and the imbalance […]

Update 3: The Lost in the Numbers

The final weeks of my research have been spent going over a lot of statistics. Since I am an English major who has not really worked with hard data since coming to William & Mary, this is the stage that I was most concerned about going into the summer. Some of my fears turned out […]

Update 2: The School Board

final map

For the second leg of my research, I watched hours of recorded WJCC school board meetings from April 2017 to February 2018, the period of time in which the board discussed redistricting at both the middle and high school levels. In doing so, I wanted to see how the board’s goals and priorities for the […]