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For more than ten years, the Fordham Institute has been hosting a weekly podcast, The Education Gadfly Show. Each week, you’ll get lively, entertaining discussions of recent education news, usually featuring Fordham’s Mike Petrilli and David Griffith. Then the wise Amber Northern will recap a recent research study.

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For more than ten years, the Fordham Institute has been hosting a weekly podcast, The Education Gadfly Show. Each week, you’ll get lively, entertaining discussions of recent education news, usually featuring Fordham’s Mike Petrilli and David Griffith. Then the wise Amber Northern will recap a recent research study.

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Best Ed “reform” podcast

By DJCurrySpice - May 07 2019
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This podcast is the best weekly overview of movement in the Ed “reform” world. They cover a variety of topics, keep it fresh, and maintain a great sense of humor. I especially love the weekly research topic!

Great podcast

By Smart and timely - Mar 02 2015
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If you care about education issues, there’s not a better, quicker regular podcast.

iTunes Ratings

19 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
2
3
0
1

Best Ed “reform” podcast

By DJCurrySpice - May 07 2019
Read more
This podcast is the best weekly overview of movement in the Ed “reform” world. They cover a variety of topics, keep it fresh, and maintain a great sense of humor. I especially love the weekly research topic!

Great podcast

By Smart and timely - Mar 02 2015
Read more
If you care about education issues, there’s not a better, quicker regular podcast.
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The Education Gadfly Show

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For more than ten years, the Fordham Institute has been hosting a weekly podcast, The Education Gadfly Show. Each week, you’ll get lively, entertaining discussions of recent education news, usually featuring Fordham’s Mike Petrilli and David Griffith. Then the wise Amber Northern will recap a recent research study.

Rank #1: The meaning of Success Academy’s success

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On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli and David Griffith talk with Robert Pondiscio about his new book on Success Academy. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines whether providing more information to college admissions officers boosts the acceptance odds for low-income students.

Sep 25 2019

23mins

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Rank #2: The privacy edition

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“Failing” schools, data privacy, teacher evaluation in Virginia, and a flawed look at school funding disparities. Featuring a guest appearance by the Data Quality Campaign's Paige Kowalski.

Mar 17 2015

24mins

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Rank #3: Where is the next "education governor"?

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On this week's podcast, Mike Petrilli, Chad Aldis, and Alyssa Schwenk discuss what it will take to get gubernatorial candidates to embrace ed reform. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the cost effectiveness and return on investment of charter schools in eight American cities.

Feb 28 2018

18mins

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Rank #4: How high schools can boost college completion

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On this week’s podcast, Matthew Chingos, director of the Urban Institute’s Education Policy Program, joins Mike Petrilli and Brandon Wright to discuss what high schools should be doing to address the college completion crisis. On the Research Minute, David Griffith examines the impact of New Orleans’s post-Katrina education reforms on short-term and long-term academic outcomes.

Jul 18 2018

20mins

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Rank #5: Nudge, nudge, wink, wink

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On this week's podcast, Ben Castleman, an assistant professor at the University of Virginia, and Ethan Fletcher, a managing director at ideas42, join Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss Ben and Ethan’s collaborative project to improve college access and completion, Nudges, Norms, and New Solutions. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern looks at nudges, too, in this case the role of information and incentives in getting students to fill out their FAFSA forms.

Jun 20 2018

28mins

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Rank #6: Finding the right fix for high school diplomas

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On this week's podcast, Laura Jimenez, a director at the Center for American Progress, joins Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss the state of the high school diploma and whether it should align with college readiness. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines how reforms in New Orleans affected teachers’ perspectives on learning and work environments.

Sep 05 2018

20mins

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Rank #7: The Last Jedi

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On this week's podcast, special guest Chris Stewart, a writer and education activist, and leader of the new Wayfinder Foundation, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss how charter advocates can appeal to progressives without alienating conservatives. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines teacher views on standards (they like ‘em) and tests (not so much).

Oct 11 2017

22mins

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Rank #8: State ESSA plans: Just BS, or reform's BFF?

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On this week's podcast, special guest Chad Aldeman, a principal at Bellwether Education Partners, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss his organization’s recent review of state ESSA plans. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the progress of the high school sophomore class of 2002.

Jul 05 2017

21mins

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Rank #9: Bridging the research-to-policy divide

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On this week's podcast, special guest Noelle Ellerson Ng, an associate executive director at the AASA, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss how to bridge the divide between education research and policy. During the Research Minute, David Griffith examines the recent CREDO study of charter management organizations.

Jun 21 2017

23mins

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Rank #10: A maverick's take on data

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On this week's podcast, special guest Paige Kowalski, Executive Vice President for the Data Quality Campaign, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss how parents and teachers can get access to powerful student data. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines teacher mobility in Florida.

Aug 02 2017

25mins

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Rank #11: Live from the 2017 National Charter Schools Conference

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On this week's podcast, special guests Dr. Howard Fuller, titan of the charter movement, and Nina Rees, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, join Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss overregulation in the charter schools sector. During the Research Minute, Susan Aud Pendergrass, Vice President of Research and Evaluation at NAPCS, joins Amber Northern and Mike to talk about Fordham’s recent study, Three Signs That a Proposed Charter School Is at Risk of Failing.

Jun 14 2017

27mins

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Rank #12: State policymaking in the ESSA era

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On this week's podcast, special guest Chris Minnich, who is stepping down after five years at the helm of the Council of Chief State School Officers, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss the future of state education policymaking in the ESSA era. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern highlights the best research studies of 2017.

Jan 03 2018

21mins

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Rank #13: Much ado about DeVos

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On this week's podcast, special guest Anne Hyslop—education consultant and former Senior Policy Advisor in the Obama Department of Education—joins Alyssa Schwenk and Brandon Wright to discuss staffing and policy issues facing the department under Secretary Betsy DeVos. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines how teachers affect students’ attitudes and behaviors.

Nov 08 2017

24mins

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Rank #14: Data-based decision-making is great, as long as data are not only test scores

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On this week’s podcast, Josh Boots, Founder and Executive Director of EmpowerK12, joins Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss how high-performing schools use all sorts of data—and not just test scores—to improve their instruction and outcomes. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines recent increases in college completion rates.

Jun 12 2019

25mins

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Rank #15: Singular: 2014's biggest edu-mystery

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A new podcast from This American Think Tank investigates the mystery: Who's @thnkscommoncore?

Apr 01 2015

5mins

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Rank #16: An #Eduween riddle: How is pre-school research like a skunk?

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On this week’s podcast, Russ Whitehurst, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and founding director of the Institute of Education Sciences, joins Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss early childhood education and whether we expect too much from it. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines an alternative approach to remedial education in Tennessee.

Oct 31 2018

22mins

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Rank #17: THe benefits of having a same-race teacher

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On this week’s podcast, Seth Gershenson, an associate professor at American University and author of Fordham’s latest study, Student-Teacher Race Match in Charter and Traditional Public Schools, joins Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss that research. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines how the actions of turnaround schools affect teacher mobility.

Jun 05 2019

20mins

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Rank #18: Where teacher evaluation reform was a home run

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On this week's podcast, special guest Thomas Toch, director of FutureEd at Georgetown University, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss teacher reform in Washington, D.C. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines how well principals' evaluations differentiate teacher performance.

Jul 12 2017

20mins

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Rank #19: America’s choice deserts

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On this week’s podcast, Lindsey Rust, National Director of Implementation for the American Federation of Children, joins Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss whether private schools serve as oases in charter school deserts. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines whether parents’ aspirations for their children to go to college someday are affected by receiving new information on the cost, and returns, on completing post-secondary education.

Dec 12 2018

19mins

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Rank #20: Is it time to reform discipline reform?

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On this week’s podcast Mike Petrilli speaks with David Griffith and Adam Tyner about school discipline reform in America, and their new Fordham study of educators’ views on the issue.

Jul 31 2019

15mins

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