A weekly podcast from "Education Next," a journal of opinion and research.
"Organic Grunge" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ep. 229 - March 24, 2021: An Optimist's Guide to American Public Education
An education columnist for the Washington Post, Jay Mathews, joins Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss Mathews' new book, "An Optimist’s Guide to American Public Education," and The Challenge Index, Mathews' annual ranking of American high schools.
An excerpt from the book, "What I Learned in 23 Years Ranking America’s Most Challenging High Schools," by Mathews, is available now.
Ep. 228 - March 17, 2021: Segregation and Racial Gaps in Special Education—New Evidence from Florida
An assistant professor at American University, Claudia Persico, joins Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss Persico's new research, which investigates whether students of color are being properly identified for special education.
"Segregation and Racial Gaps in Special Education," written with Todd E. Elder, David Figlio, and Scott Imberman, is available now.
Ep. 227 - March 10, 2021: Daniel Willingham on Making Education Research Relevant
A professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, Daniel T. Willingham, joins Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how findings in education research can be better translated to help teachers in a live classroom setting.
Willingham's article, "Making Education Research Relevant: How researchers can give teachers more choices," co-written with David B. Daniel, is available now.
Ep. 226 - March 3, 2021: Keep Cameras on in Classrooms, Even after the Pandemic Ends
The President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Mike Petrilli, joins Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how education may remain changed since the Covid-19 pandemic, when teachers might return to schools full time, and why cameras in the classroom may be here to stay.
Petrilli's article, "A Post-Covid Case for Classroom Cameras," is available now.
Ep. 225 - Feb. 24, 2021: On State Standardized Testing, Flexibility Is Key
The executive director of the Center for Assessment, Scott Marion, joins Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the uncertainty surrounding annual math and reading assessments this spring, and what schools can do to maintain instruction and accountability in 2021.
Ep. 224 - Feb. 17, 2021: How a Nationwide Teacher Strike Has Closed In-Person Public Schools
The executive vice president of 50Can, Derrell Bradford, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the ongoing school closures amid to Covid-19, and how this is essentially an extension of teacher union activism of the past few years.
Bradford's blog post, "A Rolling National Teacher Strike Is Why Schools Are Closed," is available now.
Concise episodes that often feature guest scientists and researchers. Great for anyone interested in policy research, improving outcomes, and education.
objective and broad range
I enjoy this podcast because it's objective and discusses a broad range of topics in education.
Relevant and engagin
A quality podcast; amazing guests, and thoughtful commentary.