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Voices4Ed is an Education Post podcast hosted by Ikhlas Saleem and Lane Wright. We bring in voices of students, parents, and teachers to talk about what’s really happening in our public schools. It’s a different conversation about public education.

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Voices4Ed is an Education Post podcast hosted by Ikhlas Saleem and Lane Wright. We bring in voices of students, parents, and teachers to talk about what’s really happening in our public schools. It’s a different conversation about public education.

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Podcast of my dreams!

By Swag momma - Nov 03 2017
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Great job, Ikhlas and Lane. Excellent topics and extremely well-executed!

Excited to hear the next one!

By Alma Vivian - Oct 26 2017
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I’m a mom and organizer AND so excited for more!!!

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16 Ratings
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16
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Podcast of my dreams!

By Swag momma - Nov 03 2017
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Great job, Ikhlas and Lane. Excellent topics and extremely well-executed!

Excited to hear the next one!

By Alma Vivian - Oct 26 2017
Read more
I’m a mom and organizer AND so excited for more!!!
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Voices4Ed

Latest release on Jun 11, 2020

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Voices4Ed is an Education Post podcast hosted by Ikhlas Saleem and Lane Wright. We bring in voices of students, parents, and teachers to talk about what’s really happening in our public schools. It’s a different conversation about public education.

Rank #1: Episode 33: No Country For Black Men (ft. Dr. Kimberly Underwood & Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.)

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In this episode, we speak with Dr. Kimberly Underwood and Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. about the lack of black male educators in American classrooms.

You’ll learn about the historical and systemic causes for the lack of black male educators, the negative impact it has on students of color, and the steps that are being taken to improve the situation.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Oct 02 2019

54mins

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Rank #2: Episode 7: Millennials in Education

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In this episode, Ikhlas visited a Panel on Millennials in Education Reform, hosted by the Fordham Institute in Washington DC.

She spoke with three panelists on how Millennials are involved in education and reform. Mendell Grinter, Founder and Executive Director of Campaign for School Equity. Lea Crusey, founder of Allies for Educational Equity Dakarai Aarons, Vice President of Strategic Communications for the Data Quality Campaign.

Ikhlas’s main interview is with Alyssa Schwenk, the Director of External Relations at the Fordham Institute. Alyssa was responsible for organizing the panel, and she chatted with Ikhlas about the report that the panel was based on, what Millennials can do for Education Reform, and her thoughts on the new Taylor Swift album.

Dec 14 2017

45mins

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Rank #3: Episode 10: First Generation College Students

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In this episode, we explore the experiences and struggles of first-generation college students.

First, we hear from our colleague Valentina, Education Post’s chief of staff, about her experience as a first-generation college student. Then, we speak with a current first-generation student, Leticia, and a staff member from the OneGoal organization, Melissa.

OneGoal is a coalition of teachers, students, school leaders, and education advocates that work to close the college degree divide that has been preventing millions of students from accessing a life of choice and opportunity. They help students from under-served communities get into college and make sure that they graduate.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Apr 19 2018

51mins

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Rank #4: Episode 4: #TeachtheBabies (ft. David Johns and Dr. John King)

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We finally got to sit down with David Johns and Dr. John King at The Inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening in Philly last month, hosted by The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice.

Last episode we chatted with Sharif El-Mekki and Vincent Cobb II, co-organizers of the Convening, which you can listen to here.

First, we speak with David Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition and a PhD student at Columbia University. We discuss how to give students more of a voice in schools and conferences like this one, and somehow we end up talking about media portrayals of Black families—think Black-ish, Cosby Show and obviously T.I. & Tiny.

Next, we talk to Dr. King Jr., the president and CEO of The Education Trust, and formerly the secretary of education under President Obama from 2016 to 2017. He shares his personal story towards becoming an educator, and answers the question we all want to know: How do you get White people to care about teachers of color.

Nov 06 2017

45mins

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Rank #5: Episode 31: Go Yonkers! Go Philly!

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In this episode, we speak with recipients of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Networks For School Improvement Grants about how they are using the money to improve schools.

You’ll hear from Tracy Fray-Oliver of the Bank Street College of Education about how the history of segregation is still affecting Yonkers area schools and from Derek S. Mitchell, Ph.D. of Partners In School Innovation about the best way to engage with teachers about social justice issues.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Jul 30 2019

37mins

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Rank #6: Episode 34: The Secret Shame of Progressive Cities (ft. Chris Stewart)

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In this episode, Lane and Ikhlas sit down with Chris Stewart and Tanesha Peeples to discuss the new Brightbeam report: The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunity For All.

You'll learn why we need to call out progressives about education inequity, how to hold local politicians accountable for education inequity issues, and what regular people can do to make a difference in their city.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Jan 20 2020

55mins

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Rank #7: Episode 32: The Strength To Let Kids Struggle Feat. Dr. Sonja Santelises

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In this episode, we talk to Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises about the phenomenon she calls "educational redlining". Sonja explains how differences in student outcomes are often caused by inequity in teaching technique– that especially in classrooms of black students, teachers spend too much time modeling problems and not enough time allowing students to struggle for solutions.

We discuss the obstacles to achievement that students currently face, how teachers are not allowing students to think for themselves, and how educational redlining affects students' college readiness.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Sep 10 2019

42mins

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Rank #8: Episode 28: Education Reform (feat. Chris Stewart)

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In this episode, we speak with Chris Stewart, CEO of Education Post, about education reform.

We discuss why education reform has become a bad word as well as how to empower parents to have greater control over their kids' education.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

May 28 2019

33mins

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Rank #9: Episode 6: Lane Took a Trip to Qatar and Then Found KIPP (ft. Mike Feinberg)

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Lane attends the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar, and interviews some of the unique voices at the summit.

First, we hear from two students at the English Modern School in Doha, Satine Dosdos, and Matthew El Chalouhi. They explain how their school works in Qatar and what makes a great teacher.

Lane interviews Zainab Mohamed, an educator who has worked for Teach for Qatar and talks about the issues facing Qatari schools and families when it comes to teachers, school choice and more.

Finally, Lane chats with Mike Feinberg, co-founder of KIPP, about what challenges the KIPP schools are facing, and what defines a great teacher.

Dec 05 2017

38mins

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Rank #10: Episode 29: The White Progressive’s Dilemma

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In this episode, we speak to Zachary Wright about his recent article on how the idea of a “good” school can simply be code for a school that serves a rich, white community.

You’ll learn about the socioeconomic factors that influence school rating, the dilemma that progressive white parents face when choosing a school for their kids, and why parents need to reassess their concept of a “good” school.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Jul 03 2019

37mins

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Rank #11: Episode 5: A Trip to Planet Mom (ft. Erika Sanzi and Keri Rodrigues)

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Today on the podcast we're talking to two amazing moms of school kids, Erika Sanzi and Keri Rodrigues. How Erika and Keri do it all is beyond us, but in this episode, we dive into everything from advocating for kids to trying to find some down time with three boys running around the house.

Erika Sanzi lives in Rhode Island, is a former teacher and school board member, and the mother of three boys. She writes about education issues on her blog Good School Hunting as well as blogging on Education Post.

Keri Rodrigues lives in Massachusetts and is also the mother of three boys. She is the founder and Mom-in-Chief of Massachusetts Parents United, a parent advocacy group, and she writes about education and parenting topics at EduMom.org.

Erika and Keri recently launched Planet Mom Radio, their own platform for talking about a parent’s perspective of public education. In the interview, we mention that the podcast is forthcoming, but you can listen to their first episode now!

Nov 20 2017

57mins

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Rank #12: Episode 30: What's the Big Idea?

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In this episode, Conor P. Williams breaks down the education policies of the Democratic presidential hopefuls.

You'll hear about the candidate's education platforms, their positions on the charter school movement, and why civil rights battles are often more successful at the federal level.

 Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Jul 16 2019

34mins

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Rank #13: Episode 36: Getting Free Internet to Families Who Need It Most

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In this episode, we speak with activist Dirk Tillotson about how low income students are being denied an education during COVID-19. You’ll hear how Comcast’s free internet service is not actually free, why a lack of internet access is an extreme barrier to academic success, and how activists and business leaders are stepping up to solve the problem.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Apr 06 2020

32mins

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Rank #14: Episode 9: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of MLK's Assassination

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In this episode, Ikhlas and Lane are joined by the founder of Campaign for School Equity, Mendell Grinter, to commemorate the date of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination 50 years ago. They discuss why Dr. King’s dream is still relevant today and what needs to be done to see it completely realized in the future.

Apr 04 2018

54mins

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Rank #15: Episode 8: The Best and Worst Moments of 2017

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On our last episode of 2017, we talk about the best and worst moments of the year.

From politics to #metoo, from wonderful moments inside classrooms and outside, 2017 was a big year. We want to thank all of the guests we’ve had on the podcast so far and are looking forward to a great 2018.

Dec 22 2017

42mins

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Episode 41: How Oakland Is Tackling the Reading Crisis (ft. Lakisha Young, Dirk Tillotson, and Kareem Weaver)

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In this episode, you'll hear from Oakland activists Lakisha Young, Dirk Tillotson, and Kareem Weaver about the Literacy for All campaign, which is described as going beyond focusing on “K-3 literacy outcomes” and also targets increasing the literacy of the whole family. 

“What good is being able to sit at the lunch counter if you can't read the menu when you get there?” – Kareem Weaver.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast

Jun 11 2020

49mins

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Episode 40: Demanding a Family-Centered Response to Coronavirus (ft. Parent Activists Anise and Yolanda)

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In this episode, you'll hear from Anise Walker and Yolanda Corbett about the state of education in Washington D.C. during COVID-19 and the challenges that parents face when they try to get a seat at the table.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast

May 26 2020

44mins

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Episode 39: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latino Families

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In this episode, you'll hear from Lorena Lopera about why Latino communities are among the hardest hit by COVID-19 and about the steps that need to be taken to ensure that students in those communities receive the educational support they need.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Apr 29 2020

30mins

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Episode 38: Leadership during a Crisis (ft. Jeb Bush)

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Lane and Chris Stewart talk to Jeb Bush about how the COVID-19 pandemic will permanently change education and politics in the United States.

You'll learn how COVID-19 will catalyze education innovation, why school districts should not take a "data vacation" during COVID-19, and how COVID-19 is changing the way parents think about education.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Apr 21 2020

45mins

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Episode 37: Unexpected Homeschool Mom

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In this episode, you'll hear from Lane's wife, Kerline, about what it has been like to suddenly be a homeschool teacher because of COVID-19. You'll hear about how it's changed her lifestyle, how she's coping with the increased workload, and what she has learned from the process.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Apr 13 2020

30mins

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Episode 36: Getting Free Internet to Families Who Need It Most

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In this episode, we speak with activist Dirk Tillotson about how low income students are being denied an education during COVID-19. You’ll hear how Comcast’s free internet service is not actually free, why a lack of internet access is an extreme barrier to academic success, and how activists and business leaders are stepping up to solve the problem.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Apr 06 2020

32mins

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Episode 35: Talk Less (ft. Howard Fuller)

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Dr. Howard Fuller is a civil rights icon, education reform advocate, and an academic. He is the former superintendant of Milwaulkee Public Schools and a co-founder of the Malcolm X Liberation University.

In this episode, Dr. Fuller explains what it looks like to stop talking and take action. He talks about the time he visited the guerilla freedom fighters in Mozambique, the lack of support for charter schools from either the Democrats and the Republicans, and why teachers' unions are currently at cross-purposes with students.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Mar 13 2020

48mins

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Episode 34: The Secret Shame of Progressive Cities (ft. Chris Stewart)

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In this episode, Lane and Ikhlas sit down with Chris Stewart and Tanesha Peeples to discuss the new Brightbeam report: The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunity For All.

You'll learn why we need to call out progressives about education inequity, how to hold local politicians accountable for education inequity issues, and what regular people can do to make a difference in their city.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Jan 20 2020

55mins

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Episode 33: No Country For Black Men (ft. Dr. Kimberly Underwood & Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.)

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In this episode, we speak with Dr. Kimberly Underwood and Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. about the lack of black male educators in American classrooms.

You’ll learn about the historical and systemic causes for the lack of black male educators, the negative impact it has on students of color, and the steps that are being taken to improve the situation.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Oct 02 2019

54mins

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Episode 32: The Strength To Let Kids Struggle Feat. Dr. Sonja Santelises

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In this episode, we talk to Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises about the phenomenon she calls "educational redlining". Sonja explains how differences in student outcomes are often caused by inequity in teaching technique– that especially in classrooms of black students, teachers spend too much time modeling problems and not enough time allowing students to struggle for solutions.

We discuss the obstacles to achievement that students currently face, how teachers are not allowing students to think for themselves, and how educational redlining affects students' college readiness.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Sep 10 2019

42mins

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Episode 31: Go Yonkers! Go Philly!

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In this episode, we speak with recipients of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Networks For School Improvement Grants about how they are using the money to improve schools.

You’ll hear from Tracy Fray-Oliver of the Bank Street College of Education about how the history of segregation is still affecting Yonkers area schools and from Derek S. Mitchell, Ph.D. of Partners In School Innovation about the best way to engage with teachers about social justice issues.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Jul 30 2019

37mins

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Episode 30: What's the Big Idea?

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In this episode, Conor P. Williams breaks down the education policies of the Democratic presidential hopefuls.

You'll hear about the candidate's education platforms, their positions on the charter school movement, and why civil rights battles are often more successful at the federal level.

 Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Jul 16 2019

34mins

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Episode 29: The White Progressive’s Dilemma

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In this episode, we speak to Zachary Wright about his recent article on how the idea of a “good” school can simply be code for a school that serves a rich, white community.

You’ll learn about the socioeconomic factors that influence school rating, the dilemma that progressive white parents face when choosing a school for their kids, and why parents need to reassess their concept of a “good” school.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Jul 03 2019

37mins

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Episode 28: Education Reform (feat. Chris Stewart)

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In this episode, we speak with Chris Stewart, CEO of Education Post, about education reform.

We discuss why education reform has become a bad word as well as how to empower parents to have greater control over their kids' education.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

May 28 2019

33mins

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Episode 27: Is Your State Serving Black Students? (ft. EdTrust)

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In this episode, Andrew H. Nichols and Shaun R. Harper join us to discuss the recent EdTrust report Broken Mirrors: Black Student Representation at Public State Colleges and Universities. The concept behind Broken Mirrorsis that the demographics of college students does not mirror that of the general public and that students of color are vastly underrepresented on college campuses.

We discuss the ways the college admissions process is biased towards wealthy white students, from the recruitment process to standardized testing. You'll learn about the systemic changes that need to take place to ensure that students of color have equal opportunity to succeed in higher education.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

May 11 2019

42mins

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Episode 26: Making Sex With Students a Crime (ft. Erika Sanzi)

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In this episode, Erika Sanzi joins us to discuss the Rhode Island house bill (HB 5817) that would make sex between school employees and students a crime.

We talk about what the Rhode Island bill means for schools in general and the education sector. You'll learn why the bill hasn't passed yet– even though other states have similar laws, how the lack of legislation on this issue makes schools less safe for students, and why most people don't realize that student sexual abuse is an issue.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Apr 12 2019

30mins

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Episode 25: Private School Choice

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In this episode, we speak with ExcelinEd CEO Patricia Levesque about the expansion of the Florida voucher program that will enable more low-income students to gain access to state-backed scholarships for private schools.

We discuss concerns about the privatization of public education as well as the general state of education in Florida.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Apr 03 2019

40mins

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Episode 24: Walsh on Diversity in Teaching

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Our guest for this episode is Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). We discuss the NCTQ's surprising findings in their recent report, A Fair Chance: Simple steps to strengthen and diversify the teacher workforce. They found that the first-time pass rate for elementary teacher content exams is abysmally low: only 46% of candidates passed on their first try. We discuss possible explanations for the low pass rates as well as their effect on teacher diversity.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Mar 13 2019

40mins

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Episode 23: The Opportunity Myth

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In this episode, we discuss The Opportunity Myth: a report by the TNTP dispels the myth that all students have the same opportunity to attain their college and professional goals. First, we speak with Justin Thach, a high-schooler from Salem, Oregon about his observations of inequity in the classroom. Then, we speak with Bailey Czupryk, lead researcher for The Opportunity Myth about concrete things we can do to move schools towards providing equal opportunity for all students.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Dec 21 2018

40mins

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Episode 22: Live From the Black Male Educators Convening (Part II feat. Peggy Brookins)

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This is the second of two episodes from the Black Male Educators Convening (BMEC) in Philadelphia. In this episode, we talk to high school student Noor Bowman about her experience going to school in Philadelphia. We also talk to Peggy Brookins, CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (or the Navy Seals of teachers as Lane calls it) about why board certification is so important and how we can encourage more teachers to become certified.

Full show notes and links at http://educationpost.org/conversation/podcast/

Dec 03 2018

29mins

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iTunes Ratings

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Podcast of my dreams!

By Swag momma - Nov 03 2017
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Great job, Ikhlas and Lane. Excellent topics and extremely well-executed!

Excited to hear the next one!

By Alma Vivian - Oct 26 2017
Read more
I’m a mom and organizer AND so excited for more!!!