The Education Gadfly Show

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...
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.

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