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School Stew

School Stew is a podcast series that explores why education in Monroe County is a social justice issue that needs to be addressed in order to create a more successful school experience for more students.

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What Money Can Buy

Host Branwyn interviews five Catholic school students who represent 3 of the Catholic schools in the Rochester area. They each discuss their experience with Branwyn, as well as some of the benefits and drawbacks of a Cat


11 Aug 2015

Rank #1

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The Truth About Charter Schools

In this episode, we say farewell to co host Unique as he heads off to college. Branwyn and Unique also discuss charter schools with guest co host, Erika, and the end of the show might just surprise you...


13 Jul 2015

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The Truth About Rural Schools

Join Branwyn and Unique as they round out School Stew's suite on public education by discussing rural schools. You'll learn of the challenges faced by rural students and schools, as well as the unique culture found in th


29 Jun 2015

Rank #3

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School Stew Highlights Reel

This episode is a conglomeration of some of the most compelling parts of School Stew's 6 episodes so far. It will be used to help showcase Branwyn's project at WOIS's Capstone Night!


13 Jun 2015

Rank #4

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An Exploration into the Urban Suburban Program

Branwyn and Unique give the facts about Rochester's impressive Urban Suburban Program, and address why there is a need for more programs like it.


7 Jun 2015

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Do Suburban Students Really 'Have it All'?

In this companion episode to "An Exploration into the Rochester City School District." Branwyn and Unique uncover the stereotypes and societal expectations that impact suburban students' identities as learners.


23 May 2015

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An Exploration into the Rochester City School District

How can some city schools be so high performing while so many others just aren't? In this episode, Branwyn and Unique look at the obstacles facing urban schools, and some ways in which these roadblocks can be counteracte


7 May 2015

Rank #7

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Different Voices

The long awaited episode of interviews! In this episode, Branwyn speaks with students and teachers in some of the Rochester City School District's top performing schools to hear their perspectives on what makes their sch


18 Apr 2015

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Why Education is Standardized Even Though Students are Not

In the second episode of School Stew, Branwyn and Unique discuss Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligi. They talk about how this theory relates to standardization, and how it can be applied to improve student per


19 Mar 2015

Rank #9

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Why Education is a Social Justice Issue

This first ever episode of School Stew sets up the basic themes and ideas for the entire podcast series. Hosts Branwyn and Unique explore the great programs already in place in the Monroe County education system, and add


5 Mar 2015

Rank #10