Category Archives: Teacher Quality

Examining Higher Education Approaches to Advancing Teacher Diversity

I’m looking forward to the conversation today entitled “Examining Higher Education Approaches to Advancing Teacher Diversity” on zoom sponsored by Education Deans for Justice. Education Deans for Justice and Equity (EDJE) is a nationwide alliance of education deans that advances equity and justice in education. The panelists have promised to not to prepare a lot of slides – though there might

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Diane Ravitch in conversation with Julian Vasquez Heilig

Last night I had a chance to sit down with Diane Ravitch on Zoom and discuss what should be next for the US public education system. 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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UK College of Education Leading in the midst of COVID-19: Creating Opportunities for Newest Teachers

by Amanda Nelson Sydney Harper was on her final leg of student teaching when the semester was turned upside down. Kentucky schools, like most across the nation, were closing their doors to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. “It didn’t seem real. I kept telling myself that we’d be back in no time, that this wasn’t going to last that long,” said

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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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