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 Mar. 30, 2017
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This Mom Went to Jail Making Sure Her Son Received a High-Quality Education and She Would Do It All Over Again

It’s been five years since Tanya McDowell made national headlines after she was charged with larceny for “stealing an education” for her son. Even with some…

By Megan DeSombre

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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Betsy, Can We Really ‘Uber’-ize Public Education? Here‘s Why That‘s a Terrible Idea.

This morning, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered a keynote address at the Brookings Institution for the Center on Children and Families’ release of its fifth…

By Madison Gray

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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Coffee Break: E4E on Entering a New Chapter and Working on Reform From the Inside Out

Recently, the teacher-led reform group Educators for Excellence (E4E) announced a rebranding that includes an updated set of core principles and a new look for…

By Peter Cunningham

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