Jenny Muñiz

Millennial Public Policy Fellow


Jenny Muñiz is a Millennial Public Policy Fellow for New America’s Education Policy program. A native of Compton, Calif., Muñiz has most recently spent time working as a bilingual teacher in San Antonio Public Schools as a Teach For America corps member. Because of her experience as a first-generation Mexican-American and a first-generation college graduate, Muñiz’s policy interests center around urban education and English-learners. Before her work in the classroom, Muñiz graduated from Pomona College. 

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY and MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
New Study Finds Teachers Hold Prejudiced Opinions Toward Latino ELs – What Should We Do About It?

A new study finds some teachers harbor a deficit perspective towards EL students and their use of Spanish in the classroom.


EDUCATION POLICY and MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
What Dreamers can Teach us about Civic Education

Dreamers will continue to defend their rights, but it is time for us to join them—and educators can be amongst their most powerful allies.


EDUCATION POLICY and MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Promising Approach – But 'Evidence-Based'?

MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
Straight Back to Compton

Why we should move back to our urban neighborhoods


EDUCATION POLICY and MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
The Tax Plan May Keep This Deduction for Teachers, but Their Financial Woes Continue

Jenny Muñiz wrote for Slate about how the GOP tax plan may affect teachers.


EDUCATION POLICY and MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
Finding the Sweet Spot for English Learner Reclassification

A new report sheds light on the time it takes English learners to attain English proficiency.


EDUCATION POLICY and MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
New Guide Supports Key Advancements In Dual Language Education

The newest edition of a widely-used resource can help dual language programs evaluate and improve.


EDUCATION POLICY and MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
Shifting Collective Values

Thanks to the hard work of advocates, English learners across California now have the opportunity to retain and embrace their home language.


MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
Why We Want You to Slide into our DMs

While we live in a 140-character world, we know that greater engagement and deeper understanding are just a DM away.


EDUCATION POLICY and MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
Rethinking the Word Gap

A new study finds word gap acceptance among teachers has consequences for low-income Latinx students.


EDUCATION POLICY and MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
DACAmented Teacher on DACA: ‘The Fight Continues’

President Trump has called to rescind DACA, forcing Congress to decide the fate of 800,000 young people, including DACAmented teachers.