The Education Gadfly Show

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...
On this week’s podcast, Alyssa Schwenk, Brandon Wright, and David Griffith discuss GOP education politics and report that Nebraska might replace its state tests with the ACT or SAT. Amber Northern explains which school leader characteristics positively affect achievement.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Robert Pondiscio, and Brandon Wright discuss times tables, virtual charter school struggles, and charter school discipline. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern explains what we can learn from charter lotteries.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli and Robert Pondiscio discuss Beyoncé and cultural literacy, the racial variances in college readiness versus college completion, and Louisiana’s plan for a homegrown Common Core–aligned curriculum. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the effects of interim assessments on student outcomes.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli and Robert Pondiscio discuss Fordham’s new Common Core math study, NPR’s questionable coverage of Rocketship charter schools, and the summertime widening of the achievement gap. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines efforts to reform disciplinary practices in D.C. and New Orleans charter schools.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk discuss education reform’s common ground, the diversity of selective public high schools, and Ohio’s new charter law. During the Research Minute, David Griffith examines the effects of D.C.’s citywide charter school lottery.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk discuss school segregation, four directions states can take under ESSA, and what Hamilton says about grit and privilege. During the Research Minute, David Griffith summarizes ACT’s national curriculum survey.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli and Checker Finn discuss the growing left-right schism in education reform, whether we need more than just "no-excuses" charter schools for poor kids, and a Maryland county’s attempt to diversify its gifted programs. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the effectiveness of SEED DC, the nation’s first public, urban, college-preparatory boarding school.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk discuss the debate sparked by Robert Pondiscio’s recent article, the Department of Education’s proposed ESSA regulations, and Kansas’s school funding debacle. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines whether a teacher observation framework can affect student outcomes.
On this week’s podcast, Robert Pondiscio and Alyssa Schwenk look at the radical Left’s attempted takeover of education reform, Common Core’s impact on the achievement gap, and the difficulty in measuring charter school quality. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines whether a teaching exam predicts educator effectiveness.

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