Monthly Archives: December 2021

You Care. And it shows!

There’s something about people who are motivated to make the world better. People like you. As you watch this video, you’ll see it – an inner glow that illuminates the faces of people from across the University of Kentucky College of Education. Whether the faces belong to aspiring educators, like Hailey Wells, whose voice and piano music you hear throughout this

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Bunkered in Basement and How You Can Help Tornado Victims

Two nights ago I was bunkered in my basement as tornado watches and warnings rolled through Kentucky. Fortunately the nearest known tornado was 30 miles away. Our community’s first reaction was shock and horror as we struggled to grasp the swath of destruction left by the early Saturday morning extreme weather. This was swiftly overtaken by echos of one question:

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Tom Ficklin Show: Three Alarm Fire at the School House

A few K-12 educators, academics, and community leaders from across the nation joined Jesse Turner on the Tom Ficklin Show to talk about the Three Alarm Fire in public education. Listen in! https://www.facebook.com/NewHavenIndependent/videos/1085002075646168/ Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae.

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No Hatchet, All Love with 8 Hands (mostly)

In this episode of 8 Hands, a podcast focused on education for Black and Brown students and families, the fellas (Raymond Ankrum, Dr. Charles Cole, Sharif El-Mekki, and Chris Stewart) chop it up with Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, Dean of the Education at the University of Kentucky about his take on the recent uptick in anti-CRT rhetoric across the United States.

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After Trayvon: A Brave Short Film

I applaud Director Ken Wyatt, Professor Crystal Chambers and the participants for After Trayvon, a brave short film that aired at the ASHE academic conference. Please check it out. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae.

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