Category Archives: Teacher Quality

Julian Vasquez Heilig | Connections | KET teaser

KET PBS Host Renee Shaw welcomes Julian Vasquez Heilig, Dean of the University of Kentucky’s College of Education. He came to UK in 2019 from California State University where he was a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Dean Vasquez Heilig has been an author or co-author on nearly 50 peer-reviewed journals and written extensively on a range of

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A field engagement strategy for COVID-19: How to adapt teacher education in this crisis environment

Our University of Kentucky College of Education leadership team has been communicating nearly around the clock via meetings, texts, calls etc. the last few weeks to respond to the Covid-19 crisis. Our leaders, faculty and staff have sought to be innovative to address the challenges of teacher education in this crisis. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, UK College of Education Professor & Associate

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Inequitable Opportunity to Learn: Student Access to Certified and Experienced Teachers

I gave a keynote for the Tucson Urban League yesterday and one of the topics of discussion was the persisting inequality in teacher quality for low income and students of color. On cue, The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) has released Inequitable Opportunity to Learn: Student Access to Certified and Experienced Teachers authored by Jessica Cardichon, Linda Darling-Hammond, Man Yang, Caitlin

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How should we evaluate teacher quality?

The education psychologist have recently released a policy brief that discusses empirically based assessment of teacher quality. They write, Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association is proud to announce their second policy brief, “Addressing Teacher Evaluation Appropriately.” This brief, focused on teacher evaluation practices and policies in schools was written by Alyson Lavigne and Thomas Good. A

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Breaking News: TFA kicked out of Houston

I just learned that the Houston Independent School District board deadlocked and TFA is out in Houston. More info as details become available. Houston ISD trustees vote against renewing the district's contract with Teach For America, which gave principals the authority to hire TFA corps members at their campuses. About 30-35 TFA members have been hired each year. Vote was

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Truth For America: Why was Legislator and TFA alum punished?

Why did this happen to @KevinKileyCA? A @TeachForAmerica alum who sits on the California Assembly Education committee? Listen to the latest episode of Truth For America podcast to find out why… See all of Cloaking Inequity’s posts about Teach For America here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube

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UC Berkeley Chancellor says Kopp Monologue is Free Speech

Wendy Kopp, who infamously created Teach For America to temporarily place teachers in classrooms in her Princeton undergraduate thesis, has been invited to give the 2019 graduation address at UC Berkeley. I recieved the following note protesting the invitation from Jane Nylund to Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley Chancellor. As a public school advocate, and a product of California public schools

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