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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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Episodes

Episode 37 - Josh Kaufmann

2/24/2019
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A conversation with Josh Kaufmann, the Senior Executive Director of Teach Plus, Illinois. Teach Plus empowers excellent, experienced teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that affect their students’ success.

Duration:00:54:12

Episode 37 - Josh Kaufmann

2/14/2019
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A conversation with Josh Kaufmann, the Senior Executive Director of Teach Plus Illinois. We talk about Josh's time acting, teaching and leading Teach Plus Illinois, an organization that works to empower excellent, experienced teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that affect their students’ success.

Duration:00:57:23

Episode 36 - Aneesh Sohoni

1/28/2019
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A conversation with Aneesh Sohoni, the Executive Director of Teach for America Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Aneesh talks about how his upbringing in Minnesota impacted his career path. We discuss his work with Teach For America and the organization's impact.

Duration:00:58:15

Episode 35 - Ellen Metz

12/10/2018
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A conversation with Ellen Metz, the Head of Schools for the Noble Network of Charter Schools. We discuss her career at Noble, her new job and the future of the largest charter network in Chicago.

Duration:00:49:48

Episode 34 - Alex Seeskin

11/20/2018
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A conversation with Alex Seeskin, Chief Strategy Officer at the Urban Education Institute. We talk about the graduation and college enrollment rates in the Chicago Public Schools and how the To&Through Project is helping principals improve outcomes for students. Check out their work at https://toandthrough.uchicago.edu

Duration:00:50:33

Episode 33 - Juan Perez and Jennifer Smith Richards

10/29/2018
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A conversation with journalists Juan Perez and Jennifer Smith Richards discussing their work on the Tribune's investigation 'Betrayed' on sexual abuse in the Chicago Public Schools.

Duration:00:57:00

Episode 32 - Guess Who's Back

10/8/2018
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After a long hiatus, the Ed Couple return to talk about current events in Chicago education and to preview the upcoming season.

Duration:00:53:41

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 26 - Jen McDonnell

12/4/2017
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A conversation with Jen McDonnell, Senior District Director for the College Board. We discuss the Chicago Public Schools' transition to the SAT test and the growth of students taking AP classes in Chicago. Listen to the story of how mentors, including a CPS principal, changed Jenny's life.

Duration:00:59:58

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 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