Wednesday, October 05, 2022
Empowerment Zone PODCAST with Dr. Ramona Houston, featuring Angela Valenzuela, Ph.D.—How Can Municipalities Produce Academic Success & Teacher Pipelines Within the Latino Community
Friends:Check out this podcast with Dr. Ramona Houston of the Empowerment Zone featuring our work here in Austin with respect to Academia Cuauhtli on Spotify. Here is the description:
Providing educational support with identifiable teachers are important to the academic success of all students. In today’s episode Dr. Angela Valenzuela shares her work with Academia Cuauhtli (Nahuatl for "Eagle Academy”), a partnership model with the Austin Independent School District and the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center that supports the educational development of students and creates pathways into the teaching profession for bilingual and dual language educators. Listen and learn how the Academy incorporates culturally relevant teaching methods and uses bilingual educators to elevate academic achievement among Latino students.
Dr. Valenzuela is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin in both the Cultural Studies in Education Program within the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Educational Policy and Planning Program within the Department of Education Leadership and Policy, where she also serves as the director of the Texas Center for Education Policy. Dr. Valenzuela also founded and operates an education blog entitled, "Educational Equity, Politics, and Policy in Texas.” Originally from San Angelo, Texas, Dr. Valenzuela now makes Austin her home.To learn more about Dr. Angela Valenzuela, her blog, and Academia Cuauhtli, visit https://education.utexas.edu/faculty/angela_valenzuela
Thanks, Dr. Houston, for this wonderful opportunity to share a little bit about my life, political formation, and our work.
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Immigrant Workers Set to Play Pivotal Role in Florida’s Recovery–Despite Dehumanizing Anti-Immigrant Stunts from Gov. DeSantis
Monday, October 03, 2022
A Post-Gubernatorial Debate Reflection—Together with Data—on Texans' Shameful Lack of Access to Mental Health Care
"Across the two years, more than $200 million was cut from the departments funds to go towards supporting the National Guard and efforts on the border, per the outlet. " (Al-Arshani, May 29, 2022)
- Adults with Ami Who Are Uninsured 2022—Texas ranks 51 (21,50%; n=759,000).
- Adults with Ami Who Did Not Receive Treatment 2022—Texas is ranks 46 (60.70%; n=2,148,000)
- Adults with Ami Reporting Unmet Need 2022—Texas ranks 19 (24%; n=845,000)
- Adults with Disability Who Could Not See a Doctor Due to Costs 2022—Texas ranks 51 (40.65%; n=954,935)
- Youth with MDE Who Did Not Receive Mental Health Services 2022—Texas ranks 51 (73.10%; n=255,000)
- Youth with Severe MDE Who Received Some Consistent Treatment 2022—Texas ranks 44 (19.20%; n=44,000)
- Children with Private Insurance that Did Not Cover Mental or Emotional Problems 2022—Texas ranks 48 (13.80%; n=135,000)
Thursday, September 29, 2022
This historic perspective on vouchers by Jaime Puente published on the Every Texan blog is a must-read. We must push back vigorously against this white supremacist agenda that is poised to be a major issue in the coming 88th Texas Legislative Session in January, 2023.