Update 1: A Tale of Three Middle Schools

My research got off to a slow start due to one of the very aspects that I plan to study with regard to Williamsburg-James City County schools: SOL testing. Between the testing days and delays on the necessary paperwork to observe the county’s middle schools, I had to wait a week longer than planned to […]

Abstract: Examining the Effects of Redistricting Policy in Williamsburg-James City County Middle Schools


This year, the Williamsburg-James City County school board passed a plan to redraw the districts that correspond to the county’s four middle schools in an effort to equalize socio-economic status across the districts. The vote on this issue was contentious for parents and school officials alike. As someone who works with WJCC students on a […]

Update 2: Mixed methods in the museum

My supervisor at the museum and I came up with a new idea at a meeting last week: generating quantitative data. We decided to adapt parts of the qualitative framework I used in my early observations of the museum into a format that generates some numbers on specific exhibits. Currently, we have 14 questions that […]