The Education Gadfly Show

On this week's podcast, special guest Thomas Toch, director of FutureEd at Georgetown University, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss teacher reform in Washington, D.C. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines how well principals’ evaluations differentiate teacher performance.
On this week's podcast, special guest Chad Aldeman, a principal at Bellwether Education Partners, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss his organization’s recent review of state ESSA plans. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the progress of the high school sophomore class of 2002.
On this week's podcast, special guest Joshua Starr, CEO of Phi Delta Kappa International, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss Fordham's new report What Teens Want From Their Schools: A National Survey of High School Engagement. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines early results from Joseph Waddington's and Mark Berends's ongoing study of the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program.
On this week's podcast, special guest Noelle Ellerson Ng, an associate executive director at the AASA, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss how to bridge the divide between education research and policy. During the Research Minute, David Griffith examines the recent CREDO study of charter management organizations.
On this week's podcast, special guests Dr. Howard Fuller, titan of the charter movement, and Nina Rees, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, join Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss overregulation in the charter schools sector. During the Research Minute, Susan Aud Pendergrass, Vice President of Research and Evaluation at NAPCS, joins Amber Northern and Mike to talk about Fordham’s recent study, Three Signs That a Proposed Charter School Is at Risk of Failing.
On this week's podcast, special guest Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss the seventeen ESSA plans that have been submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, and what the other thirty-four states can learn from them. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines Kentucky’s promising approach to school improvement.
On this week's podcast, special guest Dr. Constance Lindsay, a research associate at the Urban Institute, joins Mike Petrilli and Chester Finn to discuss the positive effects of teachers of color on students of color. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines whether school choice...
On this week's podcast, Mike Petrilli, Jason Crye, and Alyssa Schwenk discuss how to win charter supporters over to the cause of school vouchers. During the Research Minute, David Griffith examines how No Child Left Behind influenced student behavior.
On this week's podcast, special guest David DeSchryver, a senior vice president at Whiteboard Advisors and OFOM (Old Friend of Mike’s), joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss the most promising developments in ed tech. During the Research Minute, David Griffith examines the effects of part-day absenteeism in high school.
On this week's podcast, special guest Matt Chingos, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss what recent voucher studies mean for the current evidence base on school choice. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines lessons from...

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