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An open, independent conversation about the world of education.

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English


Episodes

Episode 24 - Kevin Coval

9/15/2017
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Kevin Coval and his non-profit Young Chicago Authors are inspiring teens throughout the city. Our conversation traces the origin of Louder than a Bomb - the largest youth poetry festival in the world and its impact on Chicago kids.

Duration: 01:01:59


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


Episode22 - Troy LaRaviere (Part 2)

8/11/2017
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The second part of our conversation with CPAA president, Troy Laraviere. We discuss his vision to make CPAA a member driven organization. His answer to our question about whether he is crazy enough to run for mayor of Chicago may surprise you.

Duration: 00:42:32


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 15 - Kindergarten Mania

4/3/2017
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A real-time interview when Dana and Nate Pietrini find out where their 4 year-old son was accepted for Kindergarten. Will it be a champagne toast or the tissue box?

Duration: 00:55:18


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 10 - Senator Andy Manar

12/4/2016
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An interview with State Senator Andy Manar. Senator Manar has worked extensively on education funding reform and is a champion of equity. The conversation focuses on the past, present and future of PK-12 funding in Illinois.

Duration: 00:41:48


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