Amanda Vega

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Guest Blogger
Communications, New Jersey Charter Schools Association
Hamilton, New Jersey

Amanda Vega joined New Jersey Charter Schools Association in August 2014 and is responsible for the organization’s strategy and execution of communications and marketing.

Before joining NJCSA, Amanda was a founding teacher of the Paulo Freire Charter School for high school Spanish and a 2012 Teach For America Greater Newark corps member.

In May 2011, Amanda completed a master’s degree in communications at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She graduated from Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus in 2008 with a dual degree in communications media theory and Spanish literature, where she was first exposed to communications developed for children.

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Posted Apr. 15, 2015
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PARCC and the Irony of Choice

With the second round of PARCC fast-approaching, the overwrought discourse continues on both sides. There have been countless articles supporting…

By Amanda Vega

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Posted Jan. 17, 2017
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The Fight That Should Matter Most to Progressive Advocates for Children Is Accountability

In 2007, candidate Barack Obama stood before the National Education Association and made it clear that he supports testing, accountability, choice and even merit pay.…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017
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A Student’s Inaugural Poem to Trump

As I considered the 2016 campaign and election, thinking about how or if it should become central in my teaching or my classroom, I turned…

By Runal Patel, Seth MacLowry

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017
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I’m a Parent Fighting for My Children to Succeed

A parent first. That’s who I am, how I identify myself. My children are my pride, my joy and my contribution to the greater good.…

By Tafshier Cosby

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