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"Organic Grunge" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ep. 222 - Dec. 18, 2020: How Remote Learning Changes Snow-Day Decisionmaking
An Associate Professor of Education and Economics at Boston University, Joshua Goodman, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how remote learning during a pandemic affects the snow day calculus.
Ep. 221 - Dec. 9, 2020: Parents Use Litigation as a Lever to Open Schools
The Director of the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Joshua Dunn, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how parents have filed lawsuits in efforts to open schools for in-person instruction, and how the Supreme Court might eventually weigh in on these cases.
Dunn's article, "As Unions and Public Officials Push to Keep Schools Closed, Parents Fight Back," is available now.
Ep. 220 - Dec. 2, 2020: Projections of Pandemic Learning Loss Were Too Pessimistic
A research scientist for the Collaborative for Student Growth at NWEA, Megan Kuhfeld, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss Kuhfeld's new study, which tracks student reading and math scores during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kuhfeld's blog post, "Reading Suffered Less Than Expected During Pandemic, New Fall 2020 Student Data Show," is available now.
Ep. 219 - Nov. 25, 2020: Detecting and Preventing Racial Bias in Grading
An assistant professor of education at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, David Quinn, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss Quinn's new research, which investigates how standardized grading rubrics can help combat racial biases in schools.
Quinn's article, "How to Reduce Racial Bias in Grading," is available now.
Ep. 218 - Nov. 18, 2020: Can Biden Forgive Student Loan Debt?
A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Beth Akers, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the prospects of student loan forgiveness in a Biden presidential administration.
Ep. 217 - Nov. 11, 2020: Lamar Alexander and K–12 Education
A Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Chester E. Finn, Jr., joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss Sen. Lamar Alexander's impact on K-12 education over more than 50 years in government.
Finn's article, "Leadership Makes a Difference: Lamar Alexander and K–12 Education," is available now.