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Leaving students behind: The tyranny of testing

Bob Schaeffer, Executive Director of FairTest, talks about high-stakes standardized tests as barriers to equal opportunity. Fairer college admissions criteria are increasing admissions diversity, but well-funded supporters of high-stakes...

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Theory meets practice: no magic carrots

We continue our conversation with Dr. Garrett Broad of Fordham University, talking about high school and college students' experiences working with non-profits and about what students know/should learn about...

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Identity vs branding: The power of messiness

Part One of a two-part interview. We speak with Dr. Garrett Broad of Fordham University about social media and how it informs student outlooks. One of Dr. Broad’s key...

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Transitions to adulthood: Supporting teens with mental health issues

We speak with Dr. Marsha Ellison and Evelyn Frankford about assisting students with serious mental health challenges make transitions from high school. These students often don’t receive the supports...

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”No excuses” charter schools: Teaching to the script

We speak with Dr. Joanne Golann of Vanderbilt University, author of "Scripting the Moves: Culture and Control in a No Excuses Charter School.” Corporate-run charter networks instill obedience and...

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Disrupting power structures: Organizing youth for equity in schools

We speak with Keith Catone, executive director of CYCLE, the Center for Youth & Community Leadership in Education at Roger Williams University. CYCLE helps students, those who are most...

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The power of happiness: A Buddhist approach to secular education

We speak with Drs. Isabel Nuñez and Jason Goulah, editors of "Hope and Joy in Education: Engaging Daisaku Ikeda across curriculum and context." According to Ikeda, the internationally-famous Buddhist...

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The Algebra Project: Bob Moses on math literacy as a Civil Right (Encore)

Bob Moses died this week. In memoriam, we repost our interview with him from February 2020. The Algebra Project founder and president--and lead organizer of the famous 1964 Mississippi...

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Savage inequalities: How school funding intentionally privileges white, wealthy communities (Encore)

Zahava Stadler, Policy Director of EdBuild, explains how housing discrimination and state funding policies disadvantage Black and low-income districts. EdBuild has reported on funding schemes throughout the country, documenting...

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Teaching differently about being “modern”: Questioning Western mindsets

In our guest episode of Lev Moscow's podcast, A Correction, Professor Walter Mignolo of Duke discusses decoloniality, a radically different way of thinking and teaching which rejects the...

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