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Reality Check with Jeanne Allen Center for Education Reform

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 19 Ratings

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    The Stakes are Too High

    The Stakes are Too High

    A look at Chicago, unions, kids and the future of schools post Covid.

    A well-known former Superintendent of major city school systems, the wonderfully outspoken Paul Vallas (@Paulvallas) joins Reality Check to discuss what to do in today’s unprecedented education environment — including where and whether parents should have a say, what the unions are doing and how he thinks other districts educators behave. Not an episode to miss!

    • 53 min
    Special Back-to-School ACTION Series Edition: 'What Parents Want'

    Special Back-to-School ACTION Series Edition: 'What Parents Want'

    Back to School season is usually filled with hope and promise and excitement over another milestone. But this year, Covid has created disruptions in how we do school and many districts and schools still have not finalized their opening plans. While stories abound about parents and their travails, few are asking the big question – What do parents want? Covering that question and more on this special edition of Reality Check are Colleen Dippel, Founder and CEO of Families Empowered (familiesempowered.org), Houston, TX, Janelle Wood, Founder, Black Mothers Forum (blackmothersforums.com)and Microschool Partnership, South Phoenix, AZ, and Keri Rodrigues, Co-Founder and Founding President of National Parents Union (nationalparentsunion.org), Boston, MA.

    Watch this and more of CER's ACTION Series at https://edreform.com/covid-action/videos/

    • 58 min
    Seth Andrews on His New College, Degrees Of Freedom

    Seth Andrews on His New College, Degrees Of Freedom

    Seth Andrew (@SethAndrew) founder of the Democracy Prep charter school network and the social venture incubator Democracy Builders, joins Reality Check remotely to discuss newest endeavor, a college called Degrees of Freedom (degreesoffreedom.org), providing a hybrid late high school, early college experience for students who are low income and the first in their families to attend college. Listen for more!

    • 36 min
    Learning Keeps Going

    Learning Keeps Going

    Kevin P. Chavous, President of Academics, Policy, and Schools at K12, Inc., joins CER ACTION Series Webinars to talk about how his company is responding to students’ and families’ needs in this critical time for education, how educators and advocates in the space can support substantive changes for good in their own systems, and what we can expect in the future for schools across the country. Listen on for more! If you like what you heard, join CER for the next episode in the ACTION Series on June 2: edreform.com/covid-action/events

    • 51 min
    Special Release: The Future of School

    Special Release: The Future of School

    This episode is a segment of the third CER ACTION series webinar that took place on April 21, with ASU Digital Prep CEO Julie Young, who joined Jeanne along with hundreds of listeners from all over to discuss her work in virtual education, now, in this serious time of global pandemic, and, for her students, during the regular schoolyear. If you want to know more about The Future of School, visit & bookmark edreform.com, follow us on Twitter @edreform, and don’t miss upcoming CER webinars, events and resources you can use right now! Hope to see you there. Stay safe, and remember, we’re in this together.

    • 37 min
    Internet in a Box?

    Internet in a Box?

    Need Internet access but don’t have broadband? Schools wrestling with how to help their students during this unprecedented crisis will want to hear Daniel Neal, Kajeet (@Kajeet) Founder & CEO, on another remote edition of Reality Check. Learn what he and Kajeet are doing now to “bridge the digital divide” and what you can do to respond to or get help during this challenging time.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

charles varns ,

Steve Forbes is spot-on!

Listen to an old-school Republican telling it like it is on school choice, flat tax, entitlement reform, elminating bureaucrats, and why a stable currency is vital. He's got some very interesting ideas on education: Why not focus on 1 subject at a time in order to let it set in? Don't take off the summer so that you can finish college in 3 years?

Calli at callimack ,

One sided

I went into the podcast hoping to hear about a variety of solution to help fix public education but all this podcast seems to be is propaganda for school vouchers and charter schools. There really hasn’t been any talk about actually fixing public schools it’s been more about how we should pull away from them, not a fan.

BozWorld ,

Good guests

Important conversations regarding an entrenched subject.

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