Monthly Archives: January 2021

Thank You Colleen Flaherty

Colleen, I want to thank you for this important piece. I have shared with our UK College of Education faculty, all of our university’s deans, VP of Diversity, Provost and President. We are committed to this work at the UK College of Education. One third of the faculty we hired last year were Black and 2/3 were people of

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Educator Says Testing This Year “Not Gonna Work”

Here are some points about administering testing this year from Brandy Alexander, a Texas testing coordinator and one of my former graduate students at UT-Austin. Here’s what she had to say about the difficult of high-stakes testing in the midst of a pandemic. We just met this morning to lay some ground plans for first administration and here’s why it’s

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Podcast: The Ethical and Emotional dilemmas of Choosing and Supporting Teach For America

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, Dr. T. Jameson Brewer and Dr. Barb Veltri. This episode explores whether someone should support or choose Teach For America. The podcasts features special guests Professor Tom Pedroni

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National Town Hall on Suspending High Stakes Student Testing

Register now – National Town Hall on Suspending High Stakes Student Testing on 1/26 at 6 p.m. EST w/ Congressman Jamaal Bowman , Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig , Professor Jack Schneider and many more. MC’d by Bob Schaeffer of FairTest and @ilana4regent – register for free here. See all of Cloaking Inequity posts about high-stakes testing here. There is much

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