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Pull up a seat at the leaders’ table, and join the conversation about making lasting change for kids & communities. 'The Leaders’ Table' podcast surfaces stories from education policy makers, their personal insights on leadership, and the tools & practices that make them successful.An official podcast for Leadership for Educational Equity. For more info, visit www.educationalequity.org or email leaderstable@educationalequity.org.

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Pull up a seat at the leaders’ table, and join the conversation about making lasting change for kids & communities. 'The Leaders’ Table' podcast surfaces stories from education policy makers, their personal insights on leadership, and the tools & practices that make them successful.An official podcast for Leadership for Educational Equity. For more info, visit www.educationalequity.org or email leaderstable@educationalequity.org.

    The Leaders' Table: Irene Holzman, of Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS)

    The Leaders' Table: Irene Holzman, of Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS)

    It’s no coincidence that Irene Holtzman spends her days advocating for agile school decision making, and her favorite evenings, rocking the dance floor. But being quick on her feet takes a lot of planning. Put your earbuds in and join us as a fly on the wall for Irene’s reflections on her path from 6th-grade teacher to Executive Director of Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS). From the tough lessons in her first year leading a team to the importance of mentorship from a leader who she describes as “the baddest of the bad”, this interview have you moving to the rhythm.

    • 41 min
    The Leaders' Table: Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute

    The Leaders' Table: Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute

    What hasn’t Rick Hess done? He’s an educator, political scientist, advocate and author of many books including the recently published Letters to a Young Education Reformer, not mention his role at the American Enterprise Institute. This conversation ranges from evolution and revolution in school systems to how we can move beyond treating the symptoms of struggling schools, to why you usually learn the most from those who disagree with you. But the best part? Rick’s reflections on how to handle the astonishing difficulty of working for change, and how to avoid overwhelm and burnout for a sustainable career. I’d say he should write a book on that, but he already has!

    • 43 min
    The Leaders' Table: John Deasy of New Day New Year

    The Leaders' Table: John Deasy of New Day New Year

    For our milestone 20th episode, we’re excited to share The Leaders’ Table with CEO of New Day New Year and former Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, John Deasy. Deasy is a leader on a mission to kill the school to prison pipeline with lessons to share on keeping calm under pressure. If you’ve listened to other episodes of The Leaders’ Table, you know this episode is packed full of the good stuff!

    • 38 min
    The Leaders' Table: Pedro Martinez, Superintendent of San Antonio Independent School District

    The Leaders' Table: Pedro Martinez, Superintendent of San Antonio Independent School District

    This episode is stacked with tips from the San Antonio Independent School District’s Superintendent, Pedro Martinez’s career leading Chicago’s education system with Arne Duncan, turning education around in Nevada, and now with a community ready for change in one of the fastest growing districts in the country. Take note of Pedro’s advice for strengthening your systems-building muscles, how to balance quick wins with long term planning, and more!

    • 37 min
    The Leaders' Table: Delia Pompa of the Migration Policy Institute

    The Leaders' Table: Delia Pompa of the Migration Policy Institute

    Delia Pompa is a leader whose unique “strength in quietude” has helped her build and sustain a widely respected, multi-decade advocacy career across multiple political waves. She has been a voice for children and families from inside both venerable advocacy organizations and government, including the National Council of La Raza, the Texas Education Agency, and most recently, the Migration Policy Institute.

    • 33 min
    The Leaders' Table: Courtney English of Atlanta's Board of Educaiton

    The Leaders' Table: Courtney English of Atlanta's Board of Educaiton

    Courtney English is all about his community and leading Atlanta’s Board of Education to serve all kids. As the youngest-ever chair of the Board of Education for the school system where he was once both a student and a teacher, stories of students and the relationships Courtney has with teachers, parents, and community members show up in every policy decision he makes. Courtney shares what he’s learned about building trust as captain of a ship that’s navigated its fair share of tough storms.

    • 39 min

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