The Education Gadfly Show

On this week's podcast, Checker Finn, Alyssa Schwenk, and Brandon Wright discuss the drafting of an ESSA plan and what comes next for states that recently submitted theirs to the U.S. Department of Education. During the Research Minute, David Griffith examines the long-term effects of same-race...
On this week's podcast, Kentucky State Senator Mike Wilson joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss charter schools in the Bluegrass State, which recently passed its first charter law. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines efforts to improve content knowledge and comprehension for English language learners.
On this week's podcast, special guest Eric Eagon, a senior director at the PIE Network, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss why policymakers ought to pay more attention to teachers and administrators. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the peer effects of computer-assisted learning.
On this week's podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and David Griffith discuss President Trump’s education budget. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the effectiveness of contemporary career academies.
On this week's podcast, special guest Sandi Jacobs, principal at EducationCounsel and former vice president for state and district policy at the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss the problems and risks associated with teacher pension systems. During the Research Minute, David Griffith examines the hidden costs of school discipline in California.
On this week's podcast, Checker Finn, Alyssa Schwenk, and David Griffith discuss the future of school choice under a Trump administration. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the effects of birth order on non-cognitive abilities.
On this week's podcast, special guest Anne Hyslop, a senior associate at Chiefs for Change and an alumna of the Obama Education Department, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss Republican efforts to repeal ESSA accountability regulations. During the Research Minute, David Griffith examines how delinquent students affect the achievement of their peers.
On this week's podcast, special guest Suzanne Tacheny Kubach, executive director of the PIE Network, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss cooperation and bipartisanship in education reform. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines how policy changes in Louisiana affected teacher turnover.
On this week's podcast, Checker Finn, Alyssa Schwenk, and Brandon Wright discuss the ongoing debate about whether school accountability is best done via the parent marketplace or state assessments. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines whether struggling students are more likely to leave charter schools than traditional public schools.
On this week's podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and Brandon Wright discuss how Education Secretary Betsy DeVos can shore up support going forward. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the effectiveness of “instructional scaffolding” for struggling readers.

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