Author Archives: Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig

Tom Ficklin Show: Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Today was a good day for public education. The University of Kentucky School of Education Dean, a New York Director of The Art of Teaching, a Central Connecticut State University Professor of Literacy, Elementary, and Early Childhood Education, were given a full hour to critically discuss the nation’s teacher shortage. These education leaders shared their concerns, hopes, and solutions. After

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Meeting the Moment: Challenges, Strategies, and Resources for Leading in a Time of Disinformation

I have attached the agenda for the upcoming Education Deans for Justice and Equity (EDJE) meeting. Here is a link to the EDJE organization. It’s an honor to sit on the EDJE Steering Committee and in this capacity I invite you to join this important event. Please mark your calendars today! Meeting the Moment: Challenges, Strategies, and Resources for Leading in a

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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! 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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