Rank #1: COVID-19 Stimulus & Impact on Education - Doug Mesecar
In this episode, Doug Mesecar talks about the impact of COVID-19 on the education system. We discuss the congressional response, how it changes educational policy, and the funding landscape. This is a must-listen for anyone in education - including policymakers, superintendents, and business leaders.
Doug Mesecar has served in senior operational and policy roles at the U.S. Department of Education, Congress, and top education companies. Before joining Strategos Group in 2019. In Doug’s various roles at the U.S.D.O.E., he advised the Secretary and senior staff on the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act and other federal laws and regulations, with a particular focus on education innovation, charters, technology, teacher training, and accountability.
Apr 06 2020
Rank #2: Early College - Clara Haskell Botstein, Bard Early College
The schools are tuition-free early college programs where students are taught by college faculty and can earn an associate in arts degree from Bard College concurrently with a high school diploma. Bard Early College is changing the lives of students, especially students in underserved areas. Bard High School Early Colleges are located in Manhattan, New York; Queens, New York; Newark, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; Washington D.C.; and Baltimore, Maryland. We hope you enjoy.
Apr 29 2020
Rank #3: Social-Emotional Learning - Committee for Children
Committee for Children is a 40-year-old non-profit with a mission to ensure kids everywhere can thrive. They do this by empowering students with the social-emotional skills to be good citizens and help them realize their goals in the classroom and throughout their lives. Every year, CFC reaches over 15 million children in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Jordan Posamentier is the director of policy & advocacy at the Committee for Children, the world’s largest provider of research-based educational programs designed to advance social-emotional skills and prevent bullying and sexual abuse. Prior to joining Committee for Children, Jordan was deputy policy director at the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education, director of legislative analysis at StudentsFirst, legislative counsel to the California Judges Association, and a New York City public school teacher.
Dec 17 2019
Rank #4: Virtual Education - Kevin Chavous, K12, Inc.
Kevin Chavous is a lawyer, author, education reform activist, and a former Democratic Party politician in Washington, D.C. Currently, Kevin Chavous is the President of Academics, Policy, and Schools of K12, Inc., a technology-based education company and the nation’s leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in pre-K through high school. In this role, Mr. Chavous overseas all of the services that the company provides to over 120,000 students nationwide.
Founded in 2000, and with nearly 5,000 employees today, K12, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading providers of virtual education. You can learn more about K12, Inc. at www.K12.com.
Mar 10 2020
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Rank #5: School Safety - Mike McCarty, Safe Hiring Solutions
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