Author Archives: Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig

Will Texas be the first for African American studies?

Public comments for statewide adoption of African American Studies will be Wednesday, November 13th.  I encourage anyone with interest in the course to speak before our Board on the importance of adoption and maintaining factual integrity.  The curriculum framework can be found here https://www.ginatxsboe1.com/aas.html Public comments will be considered during the First Reading in January 2020 and Second Reading in April 2020,

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Blogging a few quick thoughts from @MichaelEDyson

I am in Phoenix Arizona today for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) presidents’ conference which is themed this year “Stewards of Place Reimagined.” ]I was honored to be invited by my new mentor Millie Garcia, AASCU president, to experience the professional learning that the presidents of our nation’s state colleges and universities receive. I look forward

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TFA and Relay Occupy Early Childhood Education

The new episode of the Truth For America podcast is now available. We discuss early childhood education and the entrance of Teach For America and Relay Graduate School into the classrooms of America’s youngest students. Episode 21 features two TFA corps members that were assigned to early childhood education. We discuss their perspectives on the lack of relevance of the

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Spread the Word: UK Education Policy Studies and Evaluation is hiring faculty!

Join us! The University of Kentucky College of Education is hiring two Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation faculty this year. We are hiring Assistant or Associate Professor in Educational Policy Studies and Assistant Professor in Research Methods in Education Assistant or Associate Professor in Educational Policy Studies FE02142 8G060:Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation The Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation in the

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Please help us purchase a “wondrous” book for children

A project to enrich learning at two local schools has launched on Big Blue Crowdfunding. It will help the University of Kentucky College of Education’s efforts to support students at Fayette County’s two Promise Academies, Harrison Elementary and William Wells Brown Elementary. The Fayette county district is taking extra steps to ensure every student’s success within the Promise Academies. UK College

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NCES Releases School Choice in the United States Report

A new report the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) “finds that charter school and public school students have the same academic performance in testing conducted at the fourth- and eighth-grade level.” (See Charter School and Public School Students Have Same Academic Performance, Report Finds) I went through the report this morning on the plane and here

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Take a walk with me

It’s a great day to take a walk with me! Watch and get to know what’s ahead for deaning in a community-engaged, community-relevant fashion. Read more here: http://uknow.uky.edu/campus-news/campus-walk-meet-new-dean-uks-college-education 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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