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Voices4Ed

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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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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

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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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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