Monthly Archives: February 2017

Has community-based accountability been impactful for English Learners?

What is community-based accountability? In 2012, I first conceptualized community-based accountability in the post Accountability: Are you ready for a new idea? Over the past several years, California has undertaken this new approach for its more than 4 million students (See all posts on community-based accountability). Local control has been a bedrock principle of public schooling in America since inception. In 2013,

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Charters & Special Education — Truth For America about Teach For America

Is Teach For America’s culture and standardized teaching approaches inconsistent with the needs of Special Education students? Truth For America is a podcast about Teach For America (TFA) that provides voice to educators, parents, students, and other key stakeholders. Truth For America is co-hosted by Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig and Dr. T. Jameson Brewer. They are joined in episode 14

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Full Transcript of Betsy DeVos’ CPAC Interview with Kayleigh McEnany

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On February 22, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos participated in an interview with journalist and Trump supporter, Kayleigh McEnany, for the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC). Below is the full video followed by the full transcript of that interview (approx 9 minutes): ? KM: Hi, Madam Secretary. It’s so great to be here with you. BD: It’s…

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Charter Schools Are Overrated @IQ2US

Are charter schools overrated? In the 25 years since Minnesota passed the first charter school law, these publically funded but privately operated schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education, particularly for underserved students in urban areas. Between 2004 and 2014 alone, charter school enrollment increased from less than 1 million to 2.5 million students. Many charter schools

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Devos Confirmed. Now what?

Julian Vasquez Heilig joins Southern Arizona talk show host John C. Scott on KEVT, 1210 AM. We talked about the implications of the confirmation of Besty Devos as US Secretary of Education on K-12 and higher education. For more on Betsy Devos click here. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this

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