The Education Gadfly Show

On this week's podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and Brandon Wright discuss what President-elect Trump might mean for the Department of Education and school discipline. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the effects of teaching assistants and nonteaching staff on student outcomes.
On this week’s podcast, special guest Conor Williams of New America joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss the message Trump voters were sending and what a Trump Administration will mean for America’s schools. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the effects of Race to the Top...
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and Brandon Wright discuss the pitfalls of deciding education policy issues with ballot measures. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern discusses the surprising parity between the effectiveness of teachers of low- and high-income students.
On this week’s podcast, Alyssa Schwenk talks to Checker Finn and Brandon Wright about their new book, written with Bruno Manno, Charter Schools at the Crossroads. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the effects of content-intensive professional development for teachers.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and David Griffith discuss the titanic tussle between two tendentious tenets of school success measurement occurring among the mighty minds of Fordham and spilling out into the greater world. It’s proficiency vs. student growth. KA-THOOOOM! On the Research Minute, Amber tackles an early grade retention policy in Florida.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and David Griffith discuss how teachers ought to handle this year’s particularly polarizing and cringe worthy presidential election. During the research minute, Amber Northern explains how charter school boards affect school quality.
On this week’s podcast, Robert Pondiscio and Checker Finn discuss James S. Coleman’s legacy, fifty years after the release of his seminal, groundbreaking report. During the research minute, David Griffith examines whether preschool programs improve attendees’ long-term academic, economic, and health outcomes.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and David Griffith discuss whether teachers should be giving As and Bs to students who aren't on track for success. During the research minute, Amber Northern examines whether sixth graders fare better when they aren't the youngest students in the school.
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and Brandon Wright take Texas to task for capping the number of kids eligible for special education services. During the research minute, Amber Northern examines efforts to replicate college mentoring programs at scale using technology.
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.

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