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Volume 6, Issue 1

Critical forums include Technology for Equity and Social Justice and Developmental Education.


Technology for Equity and Social Justice in Education: A Critical Issue Overview

Adam Papendieck, MPH, The University of Texas at Austin

Beyond Coding: Using Critical Computational Literacy to Transform Tech

Clifford Lee, PhD, Saint Mary’s College of California and Elisabeth Soep, PhD, Youth Radio

Introducing Preservice STEM Teachers to Computer Science: A Narrative of Theoretically Oriented Design

Jason Harron, MM, MBA, The University of Texas at Austin

Nurturing #TeacherVoice: Why Educators’ Online Presence Matters to Educational Equity

Katia Hildebrandt, M.A.T., University of Regina

Reclaiming our Assumptions at the Intersection of Technology, Learning and Equity

Matthew Kruger-Ross, PhD, West Chester University of Pennsylvania


Developmental Education: An Overview of Current Issues and Future Directions

Catherine Hartman, MED, The University of Texas at Austin

Developmental Education and Community College Student Success: Are the Odds Ever in Their Favor?

E. Micheal Bohlig, PhD, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Colleen M. Bullock, MS, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Marisol Garza, MED, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Catherine Hartman, MED, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Kyle Lovseth, MS, Center for Community College Student Engagement, and Hongwei Yu, PhD, Center for Community College Student Engagement

Addressing Academic Underpreparedness in Service of College Completion

Nikki Edgecombe, PhD, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University and Susan Bickerstaff, PhD, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University


Trends in Undergraduate General Education in the U.S., the Texas Core Curriculum, and Communication Course Requirements

Sally Henschel, PhD, Midwestern State University, Mitzi Lewis, PhD, Midwestern State University, Kelly Calame Wade, BA, Lockheed Martin, Danielle Schwertner, MA, University of Glasgow

Competing Goals in College and Career Readiness Policy: An Equity Analysis of the 2013 Texas House Bill 5

Chloe Latham Sikes, MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Looking Back and Pressing Forward: Lessons for Today Found in the Story of Barbara Smith Conrad

Ashley N. Stone, PhD, Syracuse University

Of Flyers and Free Speech: How Student Activism Defined the Contours of One University’s 21st-Century Hate and Bias Policy

Zachary W. Taylor, MA, MS, The University of Texas at Austin, Brianna S. Davis, MS, The University of Texas at Austin, and Aaron C. Pyle, MSSW, The University of Texas at Austin

Volume 5, Issue 2

Critical Forum: South Asian Americans in Higher Education:

South Asian Americans in Higher Education: Background and Future Directions

Justin T. Samuel, MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Emerging Considerations for Diversity Education of South Asian American Students

Purvi Patel, MA, Washington University in St. Louis and Viraj Patel, MEd, University of Pennsylvania

Lions, Tigers, and South Asian Greeks: Oh, My! The Opportunity for More Research!

Bilal Badruddin, MEd, Howard University

False Binaries: Recentering South Asian Identity for Healing

Shruti Desai, MEd, McKendree University

Critical Forum: Reflecting on Modern Public-School Teacher Experience: 

Reflecting on Modern Public-School Teacher Experience: An Overview of Select Challenges Facing the Educator Workforce with an Emphasis on Teachers of Color

Wesley L. Edwards, MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Integration and the Achievement Gap: Innovation in Dallas, Texas

Will Maddox, MA, Dallas Independent School District

Understanding the Role of Teacher Decision-Making in Voluntary Teacher Turnover: A Review

Sara Kemper, MEd, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Avoiding the Gaze of the Test: High Stakes Literacy Policy Implementation

Thea Williamson, MEd, The University of Texas at Austin

Critical Forum: STEM Education

Arizona’s Rising STEM Occupational Demands and Declining Participation in the Scientific Workforce: An Examination of Attitudes among African Americans toward STEM College Majors and Careers

Jerlando F. L.  Jackson, PhD., University of Wisconsin–Madison, LaVar J. Charleston, PhD., University of Wisconsin–Madison, Chance W. Lewis, PhD., University of North Carolina–Charlotte, Juan E. Gilbert, PhD., University of Florida, and Walter P. Parrish III, MSEd., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Book Review: 

Review of Jean Conteh and Gabriela Meier (Eds). (2014), The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education: Opportunities and Challenges. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 328 pages.

Astrid N. Sambolín Morales, MA, University of Colorado Boulder

Volume 5, Issue 1

Critical Forum: Rural Students and Higher Education

Rural Students and Higher Education: An Overview of Challenges and Opportunities

Ashley N. Stone, MSEd, The University of Texas at Austin

Writing Rural: Critical Perspectives on Rural Students and the College Going Experience

Kathleen E. Gillon, PhD, University of Maine

“To Be There is Important”: Place-Attachment in Rural Community College Students as Motivation for Staying Local

Jesse Moon Longhurst, PhD, Southern Oregon University

Meeting Needs or Exacerbating Barriers: The Role of Ohio’s Early College Policy in Rural Students’ College Enrollment and Persistence

J. Kessa Roberts, MS, The Ohio State University

Higher Education for Rural Students in Texas: A Philanthropic Perspective

Wynn Rosser, PhD and Leslie Gurrola, T.L.L. Temple Foundation, Greater Texas Foundation

Critical Forum: Language Ideologies in Bilingual Education

An Overview of Language Ideologies in Bilingual Education

Andrew H. Hurie, MS and Enrique David Degollado, MEd, The University of Texas at Austin

Language Ideologies in Bilingual Education Policy and Practice

Mileidis Gort, Ed.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

The Specter of Semilingualism in the Bilingualism of Latino Students

Nelson Flores, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Dual Language Education and the Erasure of Chicanx, Latinx, and Indigenous Mexican Children: A Call to Re-imagine (and Imagine Beyond) Bilingualism

Ramón Antonio Martínez, PhD, Stanford University

Volume 4, Issue 1



A Highlight on Special Education EducatorsTexas Education Review Board


Preparing 21st Century Special Educators: An Overview of Challenges and OpportunitiesJessica Faith Carter, MEd


Special Education Teacher Educator ValuesRaymond J. Ostendorf, PhD


Teacher Evaluation in the Special Education Setting: Voices from the FieldAnn Sledge, EdD & Barbara L. Pazey, PhD


An Overview of the Issues in Evaluating Special Educators: Current Challenges and Recent DevelopmentsGavin W. Watts, MEd


Educator Evaluation 3.0: Leveraging Educator Evaluation Systems to Improve Outcomes for Students With DisabilitiesLindsey Hayes, MEd & Lynn Holdheide, MS

Training Special Educators in a World of Technology ChangesNigel P. Pierce, PhD

Issues in Evaluating Special Education Teachers: Challenges and Current PerspectivesEvelyn S. Johnson, EdD, Angela Crawford, EdD, Laura A. Moylan, MA, & Jeremy W. Ford, PhD

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Volume 3, Issue 1


Critical Issue Overviews

An Overview of Immigration Issues in Education: A Brief History and Contemporary Issues Andrene Castro, MS, Aleksandra Malinowska, MA, Luz Del Carmen Serrata, MEd

An Overview of Transfer Conditions: Exploring Latina/o Community College Students in Texas José Del Real Viramontes, MA, Jorge Segovia, MEd, Mike Gutierrez, MEd, Juan Lopez, B.A.

An Overview of Modern Accountability: The Standards Movement, High-Stakes, and the Reauthorization of the ESEA Emily K. Germain, MA, Michael C. Barnes, MS


California Dreamin’ in Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The HBCU Transfer Guarantee Project and California Community Colleges Taryn Ozuna Allen, PhD

Disparate Impact on Immigrant and Latino/a Students in Texas: Unequal Funding, School Closures, and Dropout Status Maria Cristina Morales, PhD, Denise N. Delgado

Volume 2, Issue 2


Critical Issue Overviews

An Overview on Bilingual Education: Historical Rise and Opposing Views Eric Ruiz Bybee, MEd, Kathryn I. Henderson, MEd, Roel V. Hinojosa, MA, MS 

An Overview of School Finance Policy: Key Federal and State Litigation Melinda A. Lemke, MEd, Katie Jackson, MEd, Meghan D. Lehr, MA

An Overview of Game Based Learning: Motivations and Authentic Learning Experiences  Sa Liu, MAJina Kang, MA

An Overview on STEM Education: Achievements and Challenges in the Age of Innovation Charles Lu, PhD

An Overview on Urban Education: A Brief History and Contemporary Issues Kristine J. Massey, MA, Amber S. Warrington, MA, Kathlene A. Holmes, MEd 

An Overview of Campus Climate: Dimensions of Diversity in Higher Education Ryan A. Miller, MEd

An Overview of Black Achievement: Current Trends at all Levels of the Education Trajectory Leann V. Smith, BA, Stacey Jackson, MS, MA 

Volume 2, Issue 1



To Be of Use: A Narrative Roadmap for Creating an Open-Access, Peer-Reviewed, Graduate Student Educational Journal  Melinda A. Lemke, MEd, Meghan D. Lehr, MA,  Raul R. Calvoz, JD, MBA

Featured Articles

Premedical Students’ Orientation toward Education: Challenges for the Pipeline into Medical School  Mitchell Chang, PhD, Michael Soh, MA, Kevin Eagan, PhD, Sylvia Hurtado, PhD 

The Study of Latino Education  Antonia Darder, PhD, Rodolfo D. Torres, PhD

Cream Skimming in Texas: A Comparison of the Characteristics of Students Entering High-Profile Charter Schools in the Same Zip Code  Ed Fuller, PhD

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): Leading Our Nation’s Effort to Improve the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Pipeline   Marybeth Gasman, PhD,  Thai-Huy Nguyen

Education in Urban Spaces: False Notions About Solutions and Little Attention to Social Justice   Carl A. Grant, PhD, Alexandra Allweiss, MA

Motivating Students to Learn Using A Game-Based Learning Approach: Gaming and Education Issue  Min Liu, EdD

Campus Climate for Diversity: Current Realities and Suggestions for the Future  Annemarie Vaccaro, PhD

Critical Issue Overview

An Overview on Charter Schools: Historical Rise and Opposing Views  Lindsay D. Redd, MA, Anthony V. LeClair, MEd, Samuel J. Goessling, MA 

Volume 1 – Time Capsule 2013


To the Times in Which We Live  Texas Education Review Editorial Board

The Texas Educational Landscape

Leading Change with Technology-Enhanced Education at The University of Texas at Austin: Five Guiding Principles  William Powers, Jr., JD

Legislative Update – 83rd Texas Legislature  Representative Jimmie Don Aycock, DVM

Education: Key to Continuing the “Texas Miracle” Representative Donna Howard, MA

The Barriers and Route to Texas School Finance Equity  Albert Kauffman, JD

Bilingual Education

Language Policy Insights: A New Hope for Educating Our Latino Population  Nancy Compean-Garcia, EdD & Samuel Garcia, EdD

Community, Home, and School Partnerships: A Critical Issue in Bilingual Education   Claudia Peralta, PhD

Campus Climate (Higher Education)

Improving Campus Climate: The Role of Social Justice                                                Connie T. Wolfe, PhD & Janine Kay Gwen Chi, PhD

Charter Schools

Twenty Years of Charter Schools: What We’ve Learned  Mike Feinberg, MEd

Reframing the Refrain: Choice as a Civil Rights Issue  Julian Vasquez Heilig, PhD

Education Technology

“Learn by doing” with the Modern Textbook  (HTML VersionSmita Bakshi, PhD, MBA

A Brief History of (EdTech) Time  Betsy Corcoran

Entrepreneurship Education

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?  Robert Metcalfe, PhD

Free Speech in Schools

Tinker: A Doctrine Whose Time Has Gone  Jim Walsh, JD

Gaming and Education

Why Game Developers and Educators Need to Work Together  Jenn Bullard

Learning Systems, Not Games  James Paul Gee, PhD

Black Student Achievement

Deconstructing Ogbu’s Acting White Thesis: An Africentric Critique  Kevin Cokley, PhD

From Problem to Prizewinners: Recalibrating Perspectives on Black Student Achievement  Richard Reddick, PhD

Queer Theory in Education

Skipping Away from Inanity: Towards a Whimsical Queering of Educational Policy Catherine A. Lugg, PhD & Jason Murphy, EdM

STEM Education

Can We Get “There” from “Here?”: An Argument for Improved Climate Science Education Through Texas State Adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards  K.C. Busch, MA & Jonathan Osborne, PhD

Supporting Minority Male Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Disciplines  Lorenzo Esters, EdD & Ivory Toldson, PhD

Teacher Quality

Addressing the Teacher Quality Gap Before Making the Hiring Decision                       Ebbie Parsons, III, EdD

Urban Education

Living the Legacies and Continuing the Struggle: Immigration, PreK-16 Education and Transnationalism  Michelle Knight, PhD

A Critical Patriotism for Urban Schooling: A Call for a Pedagogy Against Fear and Denial and For Democracy  Peter McLaren, PhD