10 episodes

Thoughtful conversations with informed citizens to close the #BeliefGap in education.

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Thoughtful conversations with informed citizens to close the #BeliefGap in education.

    The liberationist education movement

    The liberationist education movement

    Sharif El-Mekki returns to discuss the Black independent school movement of the 1970s.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Are school districts in liberal cities inequitable by design?

    Are school districts in liberal cities inequitable by design?

    And we are live with Nekima Levy-Armstrong discussing her community activism in Minneapolis.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Suddenly, schooling your kids at home

    Suddenly, schooling your kids at home

    What are we supposed to do with these kids now that they're home? That's the question confronting millions of families who are suddenly homeschooling due to coronavirus school closures. Enter Isis Spann, an educator who focuses on positive pedagogy for students who are poorly served by public schools.


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    • 59 min
    What sane person would want to be a superintendent?

    What sane person would want to be a superintendent?

    Being the superintendent of a public school district would be hard enough if the job focused solely on educational leadership, but it is so much more than that. Superintendents must be good politicians, business people, human capital experts, and organizational development strategists - and they must do it all under the constant scrutiny of local media. Who would want such a stressful public role? We'll ask Dr. Josh Starr.

    Dr. Joshua P. Starr has been the Chief Executive Officer of PDK International since July 2015.


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    Parents *in power* - not empowered

    Parents *in power* - not empowered

    Inga Cotton has been voicing her support of school choice starting in the first semester of college at Trinity University when she wrote her term paper on the subject. Little did she know how important this topic would be to her later in life. She went from student to mom blogger, to nonprofit leader supporting parents with information and insights She joins us to talk about parents *in power.*


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    • 57 min
    What does equity look like in a time of school closings?

    What does equity look like in a time of school closings?

    There will be disruptions to public schooling over the next year (possibly longer). How should we think about "equity" while struggling with the move to online learning, student assessment, attendance, and special education?

    We are joined by Robin Lake, Director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell. You can find her on Twitter @RbnLake.


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    • 1 hr 1 min

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