The Education Gadfly Show

Mike talks with Andy Smarick about Governor Jindal’s legal war on PARCC, Wisconsin’s high-court take on union bargaining, and D.C. charter funding’s time in federal court. Amber doubles down on double dosing. Amber's Research Minute Spending More of the School Day in Math Class: Evidence From a...
Mike and Michelle talk teacher-tenure lawsuits, charter schools offering pre-K, and teacher-union midterm politics. Dara ups the stakes with a study on high-stakes testing of voucher students. Amber's Research Minute " High-Stakes Choice Achievement and Accountability in the Nation’s Oldest Urban...
Mike and 50CAN’s Marc Porter Magee take on career and technical education, sorting by student achievement, and charter schools’ noncognitive effects. Amber reports on charters’ productivity. Amber's Research Minute The Productivity of Public Charter Schools by Patrick J. Wolf, et al., (Fayetteville...
Pardon the Gadfly Mike and Dara talk school discipline , teacher-prep programs , and high school exit exams . Amber's Research Minute Amber gets practical about school choice. Making School Choice Work Michael DeArmond, Ashley Jochim, and Robin Lake, (Seattle, WA: Center on Reinventing Public...
NEA saber rattling, a teacher-quality decree from the White House, and balanced literacy crawls from the grave yet again in NYC. Amber spills about TFA spillover effects. Amber's Research Minute Examining Spillover Effects from Teach For AmericaCorps Members in Miami-Dade County Public Schools by...
Mike and Brickman talk poor-quality math instruction and the ramifications of this week’s Supreme Court decision on union dues. Mike pitches a new bumper sticker: “Keep NCES boring.” And Amber is psyched about New York’s tenure reforms. Amber's Research Minute “ Performance Screens for School...
Brickman and Victoria talk principal hiring, Common Core moratoriums, and charter accountability. Dara tells us about barriers to improving schools. Amber's Research Minute Policy Barriers to School Improvement: What's Real and What's Imagined? by Lawrence J. Miller and Jane S.Lee, (Seattle, WA:...
Michelle and Brickman discuss pausing accountability while states transition to the Common Core, the perils of playing politics with Eva Moskowitz, and Governor Bobby Jindal’s Common Core bluster. Amber schools us on teacher prep. Amber's Research Minute 2014 Teacher Prep Review: A Review of the...
Amber and Michelle talk teacher tenure, selective high schools, and the stunning upset of Eric Cantor. Dara takes over the Research Minute with a study on whether vouchers "cherry pick" the best students. Amber's Research Minute “ Contexts Matter: Selection in Means-Tested School Voucher Programs...
On this week's podcast: A lunch fight, a School Choice Ohio lawsuit, the DOE's My Brother's Keeper initiative, and Amber reviews NCTQ's Roll Call report. Amber's Research Minute Roll Call: The Importance of Teacher Attendance by Nithya Joseph, Nancy Waymack, and Daniel Zielaski, (Washington, D.C.:...

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