Monthly Archives: July 2012

Teach For America: A review of the evidence (The research that TFA loves to hate…)

Vasquez Heilig, J. & Jez, S. (2010). Teach For America: A review of the evidence. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center, University of Colorado. Retrieve from http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/teach-for-america Teach For America (TFA) aims to address teacher shortages by sending graduates from elite colleges, most of whom do not have a background in education, to teach in low-income rural and urban schools for a

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Inputs and student achievement: An analysis of Latina/o-serving urban elementary schools

Vasquez Heilig, J., Williams, A. & Jez, S. (2010). Inputs and student achievement: An analysis of Latina/o-serving urban elementary schools. Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 10(1), 48-58. Considering the continuing challenge of the Latina/o achievement gap, an analysis to understand the relationship between key inputs and Latino/a student achievement is important. The purpose of this research was to better understand the association

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From Dewey to No Child Left Behind: The evolution and devolution of public arts education

Vasquez Heilig, J., Cole, H. & Aguilar, A. (2010). From Dewey to No Child Left Behind: The evolution and devolution of public arts education. Arts Education Policy Review, 111(4), 136-145. This historical narrative tracks the evolution and devolution of visual arts education from Dewey’s progressive era pedagogy and the theory of the arts as experience through the modern accountability movement. Archival material, state curricular

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Is choice a panacea? An analysis of black secondary student attrition from KIPP, other private charters and urban districts

Vasquez Heilig, J., Williams, A., McNeil, L & Lee, C. (2011). Is choice a panacea? An analysis of black secondary student attrition from KIPP, other private charters and urban districts. Berkeley Review of Education, 2(2), 153-178. Public concern about pervasive inequalities in traditional public schools, combined with growing political, parental, and corporate support, has created the expectation that charter schools are the solution

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Immigrant DREAMs: The Texas 10% admissions plan, ELL student college choice and academic success

Vasquez Heilig, J., Rodriguez, C., & Somers, P. (2011). Immigrant DREAMs: The Texas 10% admissions plan, ELL student college choice and academic success. Journal of Latinos and Education, 10(2), 106-126. English learners (ELs) are facing unique issues in higher education that remain largely unexplored. This research focuses on college choice, enrollment and graduation of high-achieving ELs who were eligible for automatic admission to

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Actuating equity?: Historical and contemporary analyses of African American access to selective higher education from Sweatt to the Top 10% Law

Vasquez Heilig, J., Reddick, R., Hamilton, C. & Dietz, L. (2011). Actuating equity?: Historical and contemporary analyses of African American access to selective higher education from Sweatt to the Top 10% Law. Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, 27(1), 11-27. This article examines key events, contexts and policies in the history of selective higher education admissions and enrollment in Texas. The authors

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From Jim Crow to the Top 10% Plan: A historical analysis of Latina/o access to a selective flagship university

Vasquez Heilig, J., Dietz, L. & Volonnino, M. (2011). From Jim Crow to the Top 10% Plan: A historical analysis of Latina/o access to a selective flagship university. Enrollment Management Journal: Student Access, Finance, and Success in Higher Education, 5(3), 83-109. Considering the University of Texas at Austin’s history as a progenitor of minority access in the South, this article examines

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