Amanda Vega

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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 Feb. 14, 2017
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In the Fall of 1978, I Got on a Bus From My White Neighborhood and Learned That Separate Is Not Equal

When it came time to get on the bus, some of my friends didn’t go with me. Their parents pulled them out of public school that year. Too disruptive, they said. Maybe too violent, they worried silently.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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These 5 Chicago Families Are Taking Illinois to Court and All I Can Say Is It’s About Time

Frustrated by decades of unfair funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), five families and CPS sued the state for racial discrimination. According to the suit,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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Just Listen to How People Talk About Their Favorite Teacher and You’ll See Why I #LoveTeaching

The following is an excerpt from Tom Rademacher’s book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. The book…

By Tom Rademacher

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