Category Archives: Announcements

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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Spending an Hour Interviewing Trevor Noah

Enjoyed spending an hour interviewing Trevor Noah yesterday at the University of Kentucky’s historic Memorial Coliseum. The conversation focused on race and equality. Here are the questions that I asked: Many are familiar with your life story told in “Born a Crime,” growing up mixed-race in Apartheid South Africa. Are there particular lessons from your experiences that you think would translate

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Roundup: Literacies for ALL from Columbia, SC #wlu19 @ncte_wlu

Enjoyed giving two keynotes for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Whole Language Umbrella (WLU) Summer Institute this past week in Columbia, South Carolina! The titles of my keynotes for the preconference workshop and opening session were “Past, Present, and Future: Will US democracy thrive without community-based education?” and “Embracing Diversity: 5 ways to advocate for meaningful inquiry and

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New Study: Faculty Diversity Gains in U.S. Colleges and Universities Largely Minimal

We are honored to announce a NEW article entitled Considering the Ethnoracial and Gender Diversity of Faculty in US College and University Intellectual Communities about faculty diversity in the The Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy (THJLP). THJLP is a law journal at South Texas College of Law Houston. Its purpose is to inform and significantly impact the Hispanic legal community in Texas

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Julian Vasquez Heilig named dean at University of Kentucky College of Education

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 4, 2019) — Julian Vasquez Heilig has been named dean of the University of Kentucky College of Education. Vasquez Heilig, an award-winning leader, teacher and researcher, comes to UK from California State University, Sacramento, where he was a professor of educational leadership and policy studies and director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program. He will join UK

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