The Education Gadfly Show

On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and David Griffith discuss whether teachers should be giving As and Bs to students who aren't on track for success. During the research minute, Amber Northern examines whether sixth graders fare better when they aren't the youngest students in the school.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and Brandon Wright take Texas to task for capping the number of kids eligible for special education services. During the research minute, Amber Northern examines efforts to replicate college mentoring programs at scale using technology.
On this week’s podcast, Robert Pondiscio, Brandon Wright, and David Griffith discuss Donald Trump’s school choice proposal and the national debate over school discipline. During the research minute, Amber Northern examines the effect of the charter school authorization process on school quality.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and Brandon Wright discuss this summer’s ten biggest education stories. During the research minute, Amber Northern examines the effects of paying teachers for performance.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and Robert Pondiscio discuss states’ neglect of high achievers and how ESSA might prompt them to do better. During the research minute, Amber Northern reports on the good news about narrowing socioeconomic gaps in kindergarten readiness.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and Brandon Wright discuss Education Next’s tenth annual survey. During the research minute, Dara Zeehandelaar examines the challenges of building a diverse teaching workforce.
On this week’s podcast, Alyssa Schwenk, Brandon Wright, and David Griffith discuss alternative teacher licensing in Utah and opt-out consequences in Florida. During the research minute, Amber Northern examines the lack of college readiness Baltimore.
On this week’s podcast, Mike, Robert, and Alyssa rumble over reform as a street fight. During the research minute, Amber Northern examines whether a school’s value added is indicative of principal quality.
On this week’s podcast, Alyssa Schwenk and Dara Zeehandelaar discuss Fordham’s new study of Ohio’s virtual charter schools. During the research minute, Amber Northern examines the effects of school closures in New York City.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Robert Pondiscio, and Alyssa Schwenk discuss education policy at the Democratic National Convention, along with ways to close the enrichment gap. During the research minute, Amber Northern examines whether weighting Advanced Placement courses higher in student...

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