Category Archives: Announcements

Growing the Education Profession by Telling the Right Story

Julian Vasquez Heilig (AB ’97, AM ’99) reflects on his journey, inspired by SOE faculty, from U-M undergraduate to Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Education. See the original story on the University of Michigan website here. Julian Vasquez Heilig was not quite sure what career prospects a master’s degree in higher education would afford him, but he

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Community-Based Organizations Make Their Picks for Secretary of Education to Replace Betsy DeVos

Yesterday national community-based, grassroots education organizations made their short list for US Secretary of Education public. Here is their open letter to President-elect Biden. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:November 23, 2020Contact Jitu Brown (773) 317-6343 Letter to President-elect Joe Biden President-elect Joseph Biden1401 Constitution Ave., NWWashington, DC 20230 Dear President-elect Biden, On behalf of the parents, students and community organizations that make up the

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NPE and Grassroots Groups Weigh in on US Secretary of Education and agenda

The @Network4pubEd leads a coalition of more than 50!! grassroots organizations calling for 5 principles that should be acknowledged in the selection of the next US Secretary of Education. I am honored to have served as a founding board member of NPE since 2013. Read more here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others.

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Biden Transition Team released for US Department of Education

I blogged yesterday that Linda Darling-Hammond is leading education transition for President-elect Joe Biden. Today, the Biden US Department of Education transition team was released. Name Most Recent Employment Source of Funding Linda Darling-Hammond, Team Lead Learning Policy Institute Volunteer Ary Amerikaner The Education Trust Volunteer Beth Antunez American Federation of Teachers Volunteer Jim Brown United States Senate, Office of Senator Robert

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