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RAW Education News Radio is BAM's public affairs channel. Think C-SPAN Radio with more meat and less fat, in less time. Tune in to listen to recorded discussions with leading educators, reporters, government officials and legislators condensed and edited for busy educators, advocates, journalists and education leaders.

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RAW Education News Radio is BAM's public affairs channel. Think C-SPAN Radio with more meat and less fat, in less time. Tune in to listen to recorded discussions with leading educators, reporters, government officials and legislators condensed and edited for busy educators, advocates, journalists and education leaders.

    Will Rich Schools Get Richer, Poor Schools Poorer Under NCLB 2.0?

    Will Rich Schools Get Richer, Poor Schools Poorer Under NCLB 2.0?

    During today's White House press call, education reporters try to confirm to what extent the proposed rewrite of NCLB would send money from poor schools to rich ones.

    #education #edreform #NCLB #satchat

    Cecilia Muñoz is director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Prior to that, she served as the White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. A longtime civil rights advocate, she worked as Senior Vice President for the Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), a nonprofit organization established to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans, overseeing advocacy activities that cover issues of importance to immigrants.

    • 12 min
    Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose

    Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose

    A growing chorus of early education professionals are saying that setting standards for reading instruction in kindergarten is going too far. They argue that policies aimed at preparing kids for college through academics at increasingly earlier years is misguided and unsupported by the research. Learn more.

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    Nancy Carlsson-Paige is Professor Emerita at Lesley University where she taught teachers for more than 30 years and was a founder of the University's Center for Peaceable Schools. Nancy has written and spoken extensively about the impact of media on children's lives and social development, and how children learn the skills for positive relationships. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.,over 20 years experience in the field of early childhood education as a teacher, director, curriculum writer, music director, Blog: Teach Preschool and consultant for staff training and professional development. Joan Almon co-founded the Alliance for Childhood in 1999 and is an advocate for healthy early education and enough play time for children. She was an early childhood educator for more than thirty years.

    • 11 min
    RTTT: After Four Years and Four Billion Dollars, Has Race to The Top Been a Success?

    RTTT: After Four Years and Four Billion Dollars, Has Race to The Top Been a Success?

    Race to the top has its four year anniversary this week. Has the administrations signature education policy been a success? In this segment we cover a White House press conference with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council as reporters ask tough questions about the impact of RTTT.

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    Arne Duncan is the U.S secretary of education appointed by by President Barack Obama. Cecilia Muñoz is director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Prior to that, she served as the White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.

    • 12 min
    The Nation's Report Card on Student Achievement Shows "Modest" Progress, but "Proves Skeptics Wrong"

    The Nation's Report Card on Student Achievement Shows "Modest" Progress, but "Proves Skeptics Wrong"

    In this segment we cover a press conference with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as he highlights the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Duncan answers tough questions about the mixed results on the heels of the massive increase in education spending.

    Arne Duncan is the U.S Secretary of Education appointed by by President Barack Obama.

    • 14 min
    Duncan Takes Tough Questions on Student Loans

    Duncan Takes Tough Questions on Student Loans

    In this segment we cover a press conference with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and James Kvaal, Deputy Assistant to the President, fielding tough questions from education reporters on the new bipartisan plan to roll back the student loan interest rate increase that went into effect July 1.

    • 12 min
    Assessment: What Do We Need to Stop, Start and Keep Doing?

    Assessment: What Do We Need to Stop, Start and Keep Doing?

    This is the third episode discussing the 10 part video series "A Year at Mission Hill" hosted by Sam Chaltain. In this segment we look at question of authentic assessment. What are we doing right? What needs to change?











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    Scott Hartl is President and CEO for Expeditionary Learning. He has played in integral role in EL since its inception. In prior work, Scott founded Boston’s Harbor School, and mentored aspiring principals from Harvard, Northeastern University and the Principal’s Residency Network. Ron Berger is Chief Academic Officer for Expeditionary Learning, and teaches at Harvard Graduate School of Education and his writing and speaking center on building a culture of quality and craftsmanship in schools.

    • 10 min

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