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The ED Couple

An open, independent conversation about the world of education.

An open, independent conversation about the world of education.

An open, independent conversation about the world of education.
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An open, independent conversation about the world of education.

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English


Episodes

Episode 31 - Tanika Island Childress

4/11/2018
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A conversation with the CEO of the UChicago Charter School Network. We discuss how her childhood and first teaching job in Evanston, Illinois inspired her to close the achievement gap. Hear about why being a principal is the best job in education and why focusing on culture is crucial.

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 30 - Lillian Lowery And Wil Del Pilar

3/13/2018
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"Although we all now drink from the same water fountains, children of color still go thirsty for the education they need and deserve." A conversation about race, education and America with Lillian Lowery and Wil Del Pilar of the Education Trust. We discuss the piece they co-wrote for the Brookings Institution, 'American Students Need to Be Able to Dream Big.'

Duration:00:42:35

Episode 29 - Andy Schmitz and Chris Carlson

2/19/2018
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A first for the Ed Couple -- A conversation with two guests! Andy Schmitz of the Urban Education Institute supports school leaders and their teams through the use of the 5Essentials system. Chris Carlson is the Director of Partnerships at Fulcrum Education Solutions, an education start-up focusing on instructional leadership. We discuss the eternal question - why is it so hard to improve a school? And we talk about football too.

Duration:00:52:22

Episode 28 - Rod Estvan

1/19/2018
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An interview with Rod Estvan, Education Policy Analyst, at Access Living. We talk about the history of special education in the Chicago Public Schools as well as the current reality.

Duration:01:05:16

Episode 27 - Sarah Karp

12/18/2017
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An interview with award winning journalist Sarah Karp. We discuss what's it like to be a CPS parent/journalist, her investigation of the Supes Academy scandal and why it's so hard to get access to schools. Sarah also discusses her latest investigation of special education in the city's schools.

Duration:00:58:25

Episode 25 - Sarah Makela

11/1/2017
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An interview with Sarah Makela, the Executive Director of Grow Community. Grow Community strives to be a citywide model for equitable, high-quality neighborhood-based K-12 systems that prepare all students for success in college and beyond. We also talk about Sarah's experiences with CPS, the challenge finishing a dissertation and the Ohio State-Michigan football rivalry.

Duration:00:49:08

Episode 23 - Back To School Special!

9/2/2017
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Our second annual Back to School Special! (Except we are not going back to school). We get a Waylon update in this episode and then discuss SB 1947 - the landmark, and controversial, school funding bill passed by Springfield.

Duration:01:09:23

Episode 21 - Troy LaRaviere (Part 1)

7/27/2017
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Part One of our epic conversation with Chicago Principals and Administrators Association president Troy LaRaviere. The conversation ranges from Troy's time in CPS and the US Navy to when he knew he had to start speaking out about issues he saw in the Chicago Public Schools.

Duration:01:02:04

Episode 20 - Becky Vevea

7/18/2017
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A conversation with Becky Vevea, award winning reporter, at WBEZ in Chicago, Illinois. The conversation ranges from the 2012 CPS teacher strike and school closings to jumping around at Wisconsin football games.

Duration:01:05:14

Episode 19 - Karen Lewis

6/28/2017
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A wide ranging conversation with Karen Lewis, the president of the Chicago Teacher's Union.

Duration:00:52:15

Episode 16 - The End is Near

6/13/2017
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Nate and James talk about the end of the school year, where Waylon is going to school, what our friends in Springfield are up to and lots more!

Duration:00:59:17

Episode 17 - David Smith

4/30/2017
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A conversation with David Smith, Director of Development at a New York City private school. Topics discussed include how to make LGBT students feel safe, fundraising and diversity.

Duration:00:50:09

Episode 16 - Paige Ponder

4/18/2017
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A conversation with Paige Ponder, the CEO of One Million Degrees. OMD empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life.

Duration:00:47:33

Episode 14 - Elaine Allensworth

3/8/2017
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A conversation with the Lewis-Sebring Director of the Consortium on School Research. Dr. Allensworth's research over the last 17 years (5 Essentials, On-Track, Middle School Indicators...) has been influential in helping the Chicago Public Schools and other districts bridge research and practice.

Duration:00:53:36

Episode 13 - Carlos Azcoitia

2/22/2017
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An interview with Carlos Azcoitia, former CPS principal of a Blue Ribbon award winning school, and now a school leader in the Chicago suburbs.

Duration:01:00:07

Episode 9 - Janice Jackson

11/24/2016
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An interview with the Chief Education Officer of the Chicago Public Schools, Dr. Janice Jackson. Dr. Jackson discusses a wide range of issues including her top professional goal in leading CPS.

Duration:00:48:47

Episode 8 - Heather Anichini

11/14/2016
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A conversation with the President and CEO of the Chicago Education Fund about her organization's new report, 'The Right Match: A Strong Principal in Every Public School'.

Duration:00:49:47

Episode 5 - Back to School

9/10/2016
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A discussion of what we learned from our first three guests and a look ahead at the school year.

Duration:00:41:57

Episode Four - Wendy Katten

8/9/2016
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An interview with Wendy Katten, the director of Illinois Raise Your Hand, a grassroots coalition of parents and concerned citizens who advocate for quality public education for all children.

Duration:00:36:20