The Education Gadfly Show

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...
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.

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