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First and Single Authored Articles in Professional Journals

Vasquez Heilig, J., Ward, D.R., Weisman, E. & Cole, H. (2015). Community-Based School Finance and Accountability: A New Era for Local Control in Education Policy? Urban Education, 49(8), 871-894.* doi: 10.11770/0042085914557647

Vasquez Heilig, J. (2013). Reframing the refrain: Choice as a Civil Rights issue. Texas Education Review. 1(1), 83-94.

Vasquez Heilig J. & Holme, J. (2013). Nearly 50 Years Post-Jim Crow: Persisting and Expansive School Segregation for African American, Latina/o and ELL students in Texas. Education and Urban Society.* doi: 10.1177/0013124513486289

Vasquez Heilig, J., Brown, K. & Brown, A. (2012). The illusion of inclusion: Race and standards. Harvard Educational Review, 83(3), 403-424.*

Vasquez Heilig, J., Young, M. & Williams, A. (2012). At-risk student averse: Risk management and accountability. Journal of Educational Administration, 50(5), 562-585.*

Vasquez Heilig, J. (2011). As good as advertised?: Tracking urban student progress through high school in an environment of accountability. American Secondary Education, 39(3), 17-41.*

Vasquez Heilig, J. (2011). Understanding the interaction between high-stakes graduation tests and English language learners. Teachers College Record, 113(12), 2633–2669.*

Vasquez Heilig, J., Cole, H. & Springel, M. (2011). Alternative certification and Teach For America: The search for high quality teachers. Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 20(3), 388-412.

Vasquez Heilig, J., Dietz, L. & Volonnino, M. (2011). From Jim Crow to the Top 10% Plan: A historical analysis of Latina/o access to a selective flagship university. Enrollment Management Journal: Student Access, Finance, and Success in Higher Education, 5(3), 83-109.*

Vasquez Heilig, J., Reddick, R., Hamilton, C. & Dietz, L. (2011). Actuating equity?: Historical and contemporary analyses of African American access to selective higher education from Sweatt to the Top 10% Law. Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy27(1), 11-27.*

Vasquez Heilig, J., Rodriguez, C., & Somers, P. (2011). Immigrant DREAMs: The Texas 10% admissions plan, ELL student college choice and academic successJournal of Latinos and Education, 10(2), 106-126.*

Vasquez Heilig, J., Williams, A., McNeil, L & Lee, C. (2011). Is choice a panacea? An analysis of black secondary student attrition from KIPP, other private charters and urban districts. Berkeley Review of Education, 2(2), 153-178.*

Vasquez Heilig, J., Cole, H. & Aguilar, A. (2010). From Dewey to No Child Left Behind: The evolution and devolution of public arts educationArts Education Policy Review, 111(4), 136-145.*

Vasquez Heilig, J., Williams, A. & Jez, S. (2010). Inputs and student achievement: An analysis of Latina/o-serving urban elementary schoolsAssociation of Mexican American Educators Journal10(1), 48-58.*

Vasquez Heilig, J. & Darling-Hammond, L. (2008). Accountability Texas-style: The progress and learning of urban minority students in a high-stakes testing context. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. 30(2), 75-110.*

Co-Authored Articles in Professional Journals

Portales, J., & Vasquez Heilig, J. (2015). Understanding Universal Vouchers and Urban Public Schools in Santiago de Chile: Educational Administrators’ Responses to Choice. Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research, 5(2), 194-237.

Horsford, S. & Vasquez Heilig, J. (2015). Community-Based Education Reform in Urban Contexts: Implications for Leadership, Policy, and Accountability, Urban Education, 49(8), 1-4. doi: 10.1177/0042085914557647

Pazey, B., Vasquez Heilig, J., Cole, H & Sumbera, M. (2014). The more things change, the more they stay the same: Comparing Special Education students’ experiences of accountability reform across two decades Urban Review, XX(XX), 1-28.* doi:10.1007/s11256-014-0312-7

Portales, J. & Vasquez-Heilig, J. (2014). Understanding How Universal Vouchers Have Impacted Urban School Districts’ Enrollment in Chile. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 22(68). Retrieved from http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/view/1427/1314*

Hamilton, M., Vasquez Heilig, J. & Pazey, B. (2013). A nostrum of school reform?: Turning around reconstituted urban Texas high schools. Urban Education, 20(10), 1-34.* doi:10.1177/0042085913475636

López, F., Vasquez Heilig, J. & Schram, J. (2013). A Story within a Story: Culturally Responsive Schooling and American Indian and Alaska Native Achievement in the National Indian Education Study, American Journal of Education, 119, 513-538.*

Holme, J. & Vasquez Heilig, J. (2012). High stakes decisions: The legal landscape of gatekeeping exit exams and the implications for schools and leaders. Journal of School Leadership, 22(6), 1177-1197.*

Reddick, R. & Vasquez Heilig, J. (2012). The current and dire state of African American male crime and education in the Central Southwest: Are mentoring constellations a promising strategy? Journal of African American Males in Education, 3(1), 29-46.*

Richards, M., Stroub, K., Vasquez Heilig, J. & Volonnino, M. (2012). Achieving diversity in the Parents Involved era: Evidence for geographic integration plans in metropolitan school districts. Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy, 14(1), 65-94.

Cole, H. & Vasquez Heilig, J. (2011). Developing a school-based youth court: A potential alternative to the school to prison pipeline. Journal of Law and Education4(2), 1-17.

Gururaj, S., Vasquez Heilig, J., & Somers, P. (2010). Graduate student persistence: A meta-analysis of evidence from three decades. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 40(1), 31-46.*

McNeil, L. M., Coppola, E., Radigan, J., & Vasquez Heilig, J. (2008). Avoidable losses: High-stakes accountability and the dropout crisisEducation Policy Analysis Archives, 16(3). Retrieved from http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v16n3/*

Valenzuela, A., Fuller, E., & Vasquez Heilig, J. (2006). The disappearance of high school English language learners from Texas high schoolsWilliams Review, 1(1), 166-200.*

Darling-Hammond, L., Holtzman, D. J., Gatlin, S. J., & Vasquez Heilig, J. (2005). Does teacher preparation matter? Evidence about teacher certification, Teach for America, and teacher effectiveness.  Education Policy Analysis Archives, 13(42). Retrieved from http://epaa.asu.edu/ epaa/v13n42/*

Book Chapters

Vasquez Heilig, J,. Lopez, F., & Torre, D. (in press). Examining teacher quality, educational policy and English Learners in Latina/o growth states. In S. Horsford and C. Wilson (Eds.), A nation of students at risk: Advancing equity and achievement in America’s diversifying schools. New York: Routledge.

Rodríguez, A. A., Vasquez Heilig, J. & Prochnow, A. (2014). Higher Education, the G.I. Bill, and the Post-War Lives of WWII Latino Veterans and Their Families. In M. Rivas-Rodriguez & B. Olguin (Eds.), Latina/os & World War II: Mobility, agency and ideology, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

Brown, A.L., Vasquez Heilig, J. & Brown, K. D. (2013). From segregated, to integrated, to narrowed knowledge. In J. K. Donnor and A. D. Dixson (Eds.), The resegregation of schools: Race and education in the twenty-first century. New York: Routledge.

Reddick, R. J., Heilig, J. V., & Valdez, P. L. (2012). Bridging a Black-Brown Divide: Black Male Students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions In A. A. Hilton, J. L. Wood, & C. W. Lewis (Eds.), Black males in postsecondary education: Examining their experiences in diverse institutional contexts, (pp. 183-208). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Field Publications 

Cole, H., Vasquez Heilig, J., Fernandez, T., Clifford, M., & Garcia, R. (in press). Social Justice in action: Urban school leaders address the school to prison pipeline via a youth court. In M. Khalifa, C. Grant, N.W. Arnold and A. Osanloo (Eds.), Handbook of Urban Educational Leadership. (pp. 320-328) New York: Rowman and Littlefield.

Vasquez Heilig, J., Khalifa, M., & Tillman, L. (2013). Why have NCLB and high-stakes reforms failed?: Reframing the discourse with a post-colonial lens. In K. Lomotey and R. Milner (Eds.), Handbook of Urban Education. (pp. 523-537) New York: Routledge.*

Vasquez Heilig, J. & Nichols, S. (2013). A quandary for school leaders: Equity, high-stakes testing and accountability. L. C. Tillman & J. J. Scheurich. eds., Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Diversity and Equity, (pp. 409-435) New York, New York: Routledge.*

Vasquez Heilig, J. (2012, August 31). A glorified temp agency. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/ roomfordebate/2012/08/30/is-teach-for-america-working/teach-for-america-is-a-glorified-temp-agency

Vasquez Heilig, J. (2009, Fall). Barack Obama, school leaders, and accountability: What was, is, and could be. Div. A Newsletter, American Educational Research Association, Retrieved from http://www.aera.net/uploadedFiles/Divisions/Administration_(A)/ Newsletters/DivA-Fall-2009-Issue%2025.pdf

Vasquez Heilig, J. & Reddick, R. (2008, August 13). Perspectives: Black males in the educational pipeline. Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Retrieved from http://diverseeducation.com/artman/publish/article_11550.shtml

Vasquez Heilig, J. (2007). Urban minority students on the NCLB bubble. Texas Center for Education Policy Review, 1(1), 17-19.

Education Policy Reports

Vasquez Heilig, J., LeClair, A.V., Lemke, M., & McMurrey, A. 2014). Remarkable or Poppycock?: Lessons from School Voucher Research and Data Austin, TX: Texas Center for Education Policy, University of Texas at Austin.

Vasquez Heilig, J. & Riley, J. C. (2014). Dallas Home Rule Takeover Austin, TX: Texas Center for Education Policy, University of Texas at Austin.

Vasquez Heilig, J. & Jez, S. (2014). Teach For America: A return to the evidence. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center, University of Colorado.

Vasquez Heilig, J., Jez, S. & Reddick, R. (2012). Is Texas leading its peers and the nation?: A Decadal Analysis of Educational Data. The Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis. University of Texas at Austin.

Vasquez Heilig, J. & Portales. (2012). Are Vouchers a Panacea?: Data from International Implementation. Austin, TX: The Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, University of Texas at Austin.

Reddick, R & Vasquez Heilig, J. (2011). Considering African American population, crime, education and mentoring constellations. Boulé Western Region Public Policy Committee.

Vasquez Heilig, J. & Jez, S. (2010). Teach For America: A review of the evidence. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center, University of Colorado.

Harris, D., Prosky, M,. Bach, A., Vasquez Heilig, J., & Hussar, K. (2005). Overview of Actions Taken by High Schools to Improve Instruction. Betheny Gross & Margaret E. Goertz. eds., Holding high hopes: How high schools respond to state accountability policies. CPRE Research Report Series. RR-056. Consortium for Policy Research in Education. University of Pennsylvania.

(*) Refereed/Peer-Reviewed

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