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Reality Check is about anything and everything having to do with education. Hosted by the Center for Education Reform's Founder and CEO, Jeanne Allen, this series aims to be the center of thoughtful dialogue and challenging debate on the state of education today, teaching the real and compelling reasons that launched the education reform movement, and discussing the new ideas and innovation that lay ahead as we strive to prepare students to meet the challenges of a globally competitive future. Guests include pioneers of the reform movement as well as parent activists, educators, scholars, authors, education technology leaders, legislators, and policy experts. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.

Reality Check is about anything and everything having to do with education. Hosted by the Center for Education Reform's Founder and CEO, Jeanne Allen, this series aims to be the center of thoughtful dialogue and challenging debate on the state of education today, teaching the real and compelling reasons that launched the education reform movement, and discussing the new ideas and innovation that lay ahead as we strive to prepare students to meet the challenges of a globally competitive future. Guests include pioneers of the reform movement as well as parent activists, educators, scholars, authors, education technology leaders, legislators, and policy experts. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.
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Reality Check is about anything and everything having to do with education. Hosted by the Center for Education Reform's Founder and CEO, Jeanne Allen, this series aims to be the center of thoughtful dialogue and challenging debate on the state of education today, teaching the real and compelling reasons that launched the education reform movement, and discussing the new ideas and innovation that lay ahead as we strive to prepare students to meet the challenges of a globally competitive future. Guests include pioneers of the reform movement as well as parent activists, educators, scholars, authors, education technology leaders, legislators, and policy experts. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.

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Episodes

Episode 48: The Future of Education — Reimagining Learning with Kelly Young

12/10/2018
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Kelly Young, executive director of Education Reimagined, joins Reality Check to talk about her quest to bring learner-centric education models and methods to the forefront of practice in the field and tools and techniques to the hands of teachers longing for a better way to help their students accomplish more. Young discusses the need to reimagine and refocus the way young people are educated and stay lifelong learners throughout their time as a bona fide student, as well as beyond...

Duration:00:23:56

Episode 47: Unions & the Status Quo: Standing Up to Goliath

12/4/2018
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Rebecca Friedrichs, lead plaintiff in the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court case Friedrichs v. CTA, staunch advocate for teachers’ rights, and author of the newly released 'Standing Up to Goliath: Battling State and National Teachers' Unions for the Heart and Soul of Our Kids and Country' which details her plight and the stories of educators from across the country, joins Reality Check to discuss teachers unions and the entrenched educational establishment, the impediments and roadblocks to good...

Duration:00:31:22

Episode 46: Information Portability, Data Sharing & Choice in Ed with Jonathan Harber

11/19/2018
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Jonathan Harber joins Reality Check in New York to discuss his work as an education technology pioneer and entrepreneur in the education world and realm of capital. Jonathan talks through the concepts behind the StartED accelerator, education data, the portability of information, and the newest information-sharing initiatives in schools and education. He also discusses school choice and parents’ role in their children’s education, equitable funding for charter schools, and his own...

Duration:00:28:45

Episode 45: Putting Education in Reach of Every Child, with Denise Gallucci, GEMS Education Americas

11/13/2018
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Denise Gallucci, chief executive officer of GEMS Education Americas, works tirelessly within and outside of her own company to help build a global citizenry among learners at all levels who can contribute positively and make real change in their own lives and for the world. Denise joins Jeanne on Reality Check to discuss her experiences as an award-winning educator, successful businesswoman, and chief executive that have led her to believe education is “the link between people all over the...

Duration:00:29:35

Episode 44: The Media & Education

11/5/2018
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Laura Meckler, education correspondent with the Washington Post, sits down with Jeanne Allen on Reality Check to discuss her path to journalism and the education world and more. Laura shares her thoughts and her personal experiences covering politics, politicians, and education policy: the ease of finding material to write about, online learning, and other issues. Don’t miss her first-hand account on exciting topics like these on this week’s episode of Reality Check.

Duration:00:33:08

Episode 43: Innovation and the future of MOOCs with Anant Agarwal

10/30/2018
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CEO of edX Anant Agarwal joins Reality Check to speak about the state of innovation in higher education, new developments in his business and others, learning and structural models on the way, and discusses his success with edX. He also speaks about his experience as a teacher and what we can expect for the future of online higher ed in America and globally.

Duration:00:23:45

Episode 42: Governor Jeb Bush

10/22/2018
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A lawmaker, advocate, businessman, and even celebrity (he did a cameo on the Emmy’s in 2016), Governor Jeb Bush has done it all! But what makes him most compelling is his command of the most important issue of our day -- education. Jeb -- as he’s often known -- is also Honorary Chair of the CER Summit on October 26th in Miami, FL (www.edreform.com for more info!) In this Reality Check with Jeanne, Governor Bush discusses what it takes to make all lives better -- and why innovation in all...

Duration:00:24:29

Special Episode: Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin — Passion for Education & the Arts [41]

10/16/2018
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The new Miss America, Nia Franklin, 25, proclaimed during the recent competition that,“As Miss America I will continue my work to make sure students across this nation have access to a quality education.” She is a role model, and her achievement and success are an example for all, particularly women, of what educational opportunity combined with hard work can do. Nia’s strength of vision and purpose has helped her achieve her goals, and chasing her dream she has overcome incredible...

Duration:00:12:55

Episode 40: Attorney, Author & Advocate Kevin P. Chavous

10/15/2018
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Kevin Chavous has run the gamut when it comes to advocating for expanded innovation in learning and furthering opportunities for families and children, having been an integral part of the success in initially bringing charter schools to Washington, D.C. and as D.C. councilman helping strengthen school choice and public education in the District. Apart from his public service, Chavous, president of academics, policy, and schools for K-12 Inc., works in the worlds of both business and law,...

Duration:00:35:39

Episode 39: Former WI Governor Tommy Thompson talks Education, Opportunity and Economic Prosperity

10/1/2018
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“… That’s what get’s me excited -- if you bring people together, you can actually build on something and solve a problem.” - Tommy Thompson has spent decades of his career bring people of all stripes together to solve problems, from his time as governor of Wisconsin from 1987 to 2001, to his service as Secretary of Health and Human Services under George W. Bush, to his role as a strategic advisor to entrepreneurs and lawmakers alike and as a voice in his community and for many across the...

Duration:00:29:58

Episode 38: Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest on NC Education, Opportunity & the Economy

9/24/2018
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Dan Forest’s role as Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina includes much more than the traditional responsibilities of his office -- this week on Reality Check with Jeanne Allen, Forest talks about making education a priority, using funds effectively and working in and out of the business, education and technology sectors to create a more fluid economy in his state, from encouraging advances in innovation to working in the statehouse to help policy work for every community.

Duration:00:27:05

Episode 37: Parental Involvement, School Choice and more, with Jonathan Hage

9/17/2018
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As founder of Charter Schools USA, Jon Hage drove education management innovation -- and is one of 8 outstanding honorees to be awarded for their work at CER’s 25th Silver Anniversary Summit on October 25-26 this year. But his extensive experience as a businessman and executive, philanthropist and trusted advisor to U.S. administrations on education make his story that much more compelling and this week’s Reality Check episode a must-listen. From his service in the U.S. Army to his...

Duration:00:29:47

Episode 36: On the Way to Global Higher-Ed and World Class Degrees with Andy Rosen, Kaplan, Inc.

9/10/2018
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Andy Rosen, chairman and CEO of Kaplan Inc. sits down with Jeanne to cover everything in postsecondary education, from new innovations happening at Kaplan’s Purdue Global to how Higher Ed is speaking -- or in some cases, not speaking -- with the K-12 community. How is the pipeline to the workforce and career development is being invested in and streamlined for an online generation? This and more on this week’s Reality Check.

Duration:00:32:43

Episode 35: Gisele Huff, Executive Director, The Jaquelin Hume Foundation

9/4/2018
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Why the factory model of education will never work and other musings, with Gisele Huff, Executive Director of The Jaquelin Hume Foundation.

Duration:00:25:59

Episode 34: What is the ‘Modern School?’

8/27/2018
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Chris Whittle, Founder & CEO of Whittle School & Studios on Reality Check with Jeanne Allen.

Duration:00:26:20

Episode 33: “A time of really rapid innovation” – A conversation with Strayer Education president Brian Jones on higher education and personalizing learning

8/21/2018
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On today's episode of Reality Check, Jeanne Allen is joined by Brian Jones, president of Strayer Education.

Duration:00:31:35

Episode 32: CEO and Education Entrepreneur, Fernando Zulueta

8/13/2018
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A Cuban immigrant, lawyer and businessman, he founded a charter school network to give students in his adopted home of Miami a leg up on life. How Academica is parent to more than 100 non-traditional public schools. Fernando Zulueta talks to Jeanne, on this edition of Reality Check.

Duration:00:33:31

Episode 31: Education Choice Author and Researcher, Mike McShane

7/30/2018
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Being a classroom teacher in Alabama showed Mike McShane, of EdChoice, just how much children around the country were being denied the opportunity of a quality education. He didn’t like it. So, he did something about it. More in this episode of Reality Check.

Duration:00:29:34

Episode 30: Leading the Way in Education Innovation and Opportunity: National Heritage Academies with Brian Britton

7/23/2018
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Having a vision of what education could look like and offer is what led J.C. Huizenga to open National Heritage Academies. It’s also what drives Brian Britton every day as the President and CEO to oversee 87 charter schools around the country.

Duration:00:30:31

Episode 29: Innovation, Opportunities and Progress: AZ Success is No Accident

7/16/2018
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Imagine, if you will, a time when educational choice was something only very few people were bold enough to speak about. It wasn’t that long ago. Lawmaker, state superintendent for public schools, national advocate, and now Chief Executive at the Arizona Chamber Foundation, Lisa Graham Keegan talks about the last 25 years in education reform on Reality Check.

Duration:00:28:09