First and Single Authored Articles in Professional Journals (*Refereed/Peer-reviewed)
Vasquez Heilig. J & Brewer, J (in press). Purposefully Inserting Academic Scholarship via Social Media into the Public Discourse, Thresholds in Education, XX(XX), XX-XX.*
Vasquez Heilig. J., Brewer, J., Kim, A. & Sanchez, M. (submitted) A Digital Ethnography of Teach For America: Analysis of the Truth For America Podcast, Education Policy Analysis Archives, XX(XX), XX-XX.*
Vasquez Heilig. J., Brewer, J. & Pedraza, J (submitted). Examining the Myth of Accountability, High Stakes Testing and the Achievement Gap, Journal of Family Strengths, XX(XX), XX-XX.
Vasquez Heilig, J. & Clark, B. (2018). New Insights and Directions: Considering the Impact of Charter School Attributes on Communities of Color, Journal of Transformative Leadership and Policy Studies, 7(1), 3-9.*
Vasquez Heilig, J., Romero, L. & Hopkins, M. (2017). Coign of vantage and action: Considering California’ local accountability and school finance plans for English learners, Education Policy Analysis Archives, 25(15), 1-24.*
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, 45(5), 609-632.*
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., 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 Policy, 27(1), 11-27.*
Vasquez Heilig, J., Rodriguez, C., & Somers, P. (2011). Immigrant DREAMs: The Texas 10% admissions plan, ELL student college choice and academic success. Journal 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 education. Arts 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 schools. Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 10(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 (*Refereed/Peer-reviewed)
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. (2014). 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, 47(3), 365-392.* 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(4), 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.*
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 crisis. Education 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 schools. Williams 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/*
First and Co-authored Articles in Law Reviews
Vasquez Heilig, J., Nelson, S., & Kronzer, M. (in press). Does the African American Need Separate Charter Schools? Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, 36(2), 1-21.
Vasquez Heilig, J. Holme, J., LeClair, A. V., Redd, L., & Ward, D. (2016). Separate and unequal?: The problematic segregation of special populations in charter schools relative to traditional public schools. Stanford Law & Policy Review, 27(2), 251-293.
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 Education, 4(2), 1-17.
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.
Muñoz, C. Vasquez Heilig, J & Del Real, M. (in press) A Critical Race Theory (CRT) Analysis of Minoritized Greek Organization Participation and Alliance with Teach For America. In K. Gillion, C. Beatty, & C. Salinas (Eds.), New Directions for Student Affairs: Critical considerations of race, ethnicity, and culture in fraternity/sorority life, (XX-XX) San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishing.
Vasquez Heilig, J,. Brewer, T.J. & White, T. (2018). What Instead?: Reframing the debate about charter schools, Teach For America, and testing. In R. Ahlquist, P. Gorski and T. Montano (Eds.), Assault on Kids and Teachers: Countering privatization, deficit ideologies and standardization of U.S. schools, (pp. 201-217) New York: Peter Lang.
Vasquez Heilig, J., Marachi, R., & Cruz, D. (2016). Mismatched Assumptions: Motivation, Grit, and High-Stakes Testing. In S. Nichols (Ed.), Educational Policies and Youth in the 21st Century: Problems, Potential, and Progress, (pp. 145-157). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Vasquez Heilig, J,. Lopez, F., & Torre, D. (2014). Examining teacher quality, educational policy and English Learners in Latina/o growth states. In S. Horsford and C. Wilson (Eds.), Advancing Equity and Achievement in America’s Diverse Schools, (pp. 41-56) 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: University of Texas Press.
Brown, A.L., Vasquez Heilig, J. & Brown, K. D. (2013). From Segregated, to Integrated, to Narrowed Knowledge: Curriculum Revision for African Americans, From Pre-Brown to the Present. In J. K. Donnor and A. D. Dixson (Eds.), The resegregation of schools: Race and education in the twenty-first century, (27-43) 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.
Cole, H., Vasquez Heilig, J., Fernandez, T., Clifford, M., & Garcia, R. (2015). 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. In 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.*
Education Policy Reports
Vasquez Heilig, J. (2018). NEPC Review: “Bigger Bang, Fewer Bucks?” (University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform, February 2018). Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center.
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. In 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.
Vasquez Heilig, J. (2009, Fall). Barack Obama, school leaders, and accountability: What was, is, and could be, American Educational Research Association Division A Newsletter, 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.