The Education Gadfly Show

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.
On this week's podcast, special guest Dakarai Aarons, Vice President of Strategic Communications for the Data Quality Campaign, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss press coverage of Betsy DeVos. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the role high schools play in graduates’ colleges and majors.
On this week's podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and Brandon Wright discuss President Trump’s inauguration speech and what he said about education and globalization. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines how grading systems affect student effort.
On this week's podcast, special guest Andy Smarick, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing and what the feds might do to promote school choice. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the effects of New Orleans school reforms on school expenditures.
On this week's podcast, Mike Petrilli, Alyssa Schwenk, and Brandon Wright discuss what’s on tap for state education reform in the new year. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the effects of math textbooks in California.

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