Amanda Vega

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

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 May 17, 2017

You May Have Seen ‘Hamilton,’ But Not Like This

It was a cool Chicago evening in late April. I walked down the bleacher steps of the spacious new Back of the Yards College Preparatory…

By Lane Wright

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s What I Learned When I Sat Down for All the Standardized Tests My Students Take

Many people—not just students—cringe when they hear the word test because it triggers fear in some and anger in others. Educators know that tests are…

By Anthony Grisillo

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

You hear a lot these days—especially in the Trump era—about how broken, antiquated and just generally messed up public education is in our country. Just…

By Michael Vaughn

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