Category Archives: Announcements

Breaking News: THe NEW UK and NAACP Education and Civil Rights Initiative

This is a blog I’ve been looking forward to writing for more than a year. I can finally share with you that the College of Education has entered into a groundbreaking, history-making collaboration with the NAACP, the nation’s largest and most preeminent civil rights organization. Housed in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, this education and research initiative will

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My thoughts on the Kentucky Commissioner of Education Decision

For many reasons I am very relieved that the Kentucky commissioner search has completed. Working with the Bluegrass community as Dean of @UKCollegeofEd, the @USNews top ranked College of Education in Kentucky (top 30 among publics in nation), is an incredible honor. I was glad for the opportunity to discuss with the entire Board a vision for a community-based, community-engaged

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Kentucky Commissioner of Education candidate profiles

Three candidates remain for the job of Kentucky Commissioner of Education, and they were each asked the same three questions about themselves and their plans for the department by KDE. I’ve reblogged below the release verbatim from here. He’s been dean of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky for a year, but Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig traveled

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Teachers – thank you!

Teachers – thank you. Words cannot describe the level of appreciation we have for the important work you do. #TeacherAppreciationWeek #TeacherAppreciationWeek2020 @UKCollegeofEd @Lily_NEA @rweingarten @DianeRavitch @Network4pubEd @lucywaterbury @carolburris — 𝒥𝓊𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓃𝒱𝒶𝓈𝓆𝓊𝑒𝓏𝐻𝑒𝒾𝓁𝒾𝑔 (@ProfessorJVH) May 8, 2020

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I want YOU to enroll in my course. Help me choose the topic!

Have you ever had the opportunity to tell a professor what course you want to take? I am taking suggestions for a course in the new University of Kentucky College of Education’s Professional Learning Series that I will teach this summer online that will be open for anyone in the public to register. When I came to Kentucky, I realized

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