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 […]

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 […]