Podcast

This week, we welcome guest co-host Checker, as he and Andy (now a regular!) discuss the passing of Don Fisher, Arne Duncan's eight-month-late comments on No Child Left Behind, and Andy's recent reportage of D.C.'s Catholic to charter conversions. Then Amber tells us about a Brookings study that calculates the cost of moderate-swine-flu-pandemic-caused school closures and Rate that Reform closes the case of the double dipping New York principal.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss the new Common Core standards, the low-bar graduation exam in Maryland, and South Africa's post-Apartheid inequalities. Then Amber tells us about Caroline Hoxby's new New York City charter study and Rate that Reform grades a double-dealer
This week, Mike and Rick discuss the new Common Core standards, the low-bar graduation exam in Maryland, and South Africa's post-Apartheid inequalities. Then Amber tells us about Caroline Hoxby's new New York City charter study and Rate that Reform grades a double-dealer
Rick is out of retirement! He and Mike discuss the ascension of Senator Harkin to chair of the HELP committee, Philly's proposed changes for charter-school expansion, and the exodus of books from a prep school library. Then Amber tells us about the effects of Katrina evacuee students on the achievement of receiving schools and Rate that Reform disses MTV.
Rick is out of retirement! He and Mike discuss the ascension of Senator Harkin to chair of the HELP committee, Philly's proposed changes for charter-school expansion, and the exodus of books from a prep school library. Then Amber tells us about the effects of Katrina evacuee students on the achievement of receiving schools and Rate that Reform disses MTV.
This week, Andy and Stafford discuss good grades in the Big Apple, school violence in Chi-town, and young principals in Beantown. Then Amber gives us the lowdown on the PDK/Gallup poll of American opinion on education and Rate that Reform grades Obama's (speech) lesson plans.
This week, Andy and Stafford discuss good grades in the Big Apple, school violence in Chi-town, and young principals in Beantown. Then Amber gives us the lowdown on the PDK/Gallup poll of American opinion on education and Rate that Reform grades Obama's (speech) lesson plans.
This week Mike, and not-really-a-guest-but-semi-regular-co-host Andy Smarick discuss the English teacher practice of letting students pick their own reading material, the new Boston Parent University, and performance pay for Los Angeles top school officials. Then Amber tells us about a new Ed Next study on the Obama Effect and Rate the Reform gets swine flu (figuratively).
This week, Petrilli and guest co-host Palmieri ponder DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee's new teaching and learning standards, Los Angeles's school outsourcing plan, and Detroit's attempt to solve bankruptcy by spending more money. Then Amber tells us about a new EEPA study on curriculum similarity and Mickey sits in on Rate that Reform with a mass dress code fiasco.
This week, Petrilli and guest co-host Palmieri ponder DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee's new teaching and learning standards, Los Angeles's school outsourcing plan, and Detroit's attempt to solve bankruptcy by spending more money. Then Amber tells us about a new EEPA study on curriculum similarity and Mickey sits in on Rate that Reform with a mass dress code fiasco.

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