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The Leaders' Table: Irene Holzman, Executive Director of Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS)

5/23/2017
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It’s no coincidence that Irene Holtzman spends her days advocating for agile school decision making, and her favorite evenings, rocking the dance floor. But being quick on her feet takes a lot of planning. Put your earbuds in and join us as a fly on the wall for Irene’s reflections on her path from 6th-grade teacher to Executive Director of Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS). From the tough lessons in her first year leading a team to the importance of mentorship from a leader who...

Duration: 00:41:07


The Leaders' Table: Pedro Martinez, Superintendent of San Antonio Independent School District

4/25/2017
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This episode is stacked with tips from the San Antonio Independent School District’s Superintendent, Pedro Martinez’s career leading Chicago’s education system with Arne Duncan, turning education around in Nevada, and now with a community ready for change in one of the fastest growing districts in the country. Take note of Pedro’s advice for strengthening your systems-building muscles, how to balance quick wins with long term planning, and more!

Duration: 00:37:45


The Leaders' Table: Courtney English of Atlanta's Board of Educaiton

4/11/2017
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Courtney English is all about his community and leading Atlanta’s Board of Education to serve all kids. As the youngest-ever chair of the Board of Education for the school system where he was once both a student and a teacher, stories of students and the relationships Courtney has with teachers, parents, and community members show up in every policy decision he makes. Courtney shares what he’s learned about building trust as captain of a ship that’s navigated its fair share of tough storms.

Duration: 00:39:13


The Leaders' Table: Bill Ferguson, Maryland State Senator

3/21/2017
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What makes Maryland State Senator Bill Ferguson a rare leader? He’s not only had experience at three levels of Maryland’s education system — first as a teacher, then in the central office, and now as an elected official — but he’s also truly in it for the long haul, not just the easy wins. We ask Bill what the rest of the world can learn from Baltimore at its best and at its worst, and how he keeps it all together as a leader.

Duration: 00:31:21


The Leaders' Table: Manny Lamarre of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation

3/14/2017
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Ever meet a leader whose energy is infectious? Who you can just tell is going places? That’s Manny Lamarre. As executive director of the newly created Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation, Manny stands at the intersection of workforce development, education and equity in a state that was hard hit by the last recession. Manny’s got a dream job at the cutting edge of policy, but what’s even more exciting is imagining what lies ahead for him and the communities he serves. Sky’s...

Duration: 00:35:07


The Leaders' Table: Luzelma Canales of RGV FOCUS

2/28/2017
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Luzelma Canales is a powerhouse of an advocate. As Executive Director of RGV FOCUS, she knows her data inside out and upside down. She distils complicated policy issues for any audience. She facilitates sessions like a magician and bringing partners on board is easy as pie. But what sets her apart, makes her an example not just for women in leadership, but an example for us all? Her community leads her. Listen to learn how.

Duration: 00:41:06


The Leaders' Table: Stacey Childress of The NewSchools Venture Fund

2/21/2017
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Stacey Childress flips The Leaders’ Table upside down this episode, sharing lessons learned from her role as CEO of The NewSchools Venture Fund and career as an entrepreneur. From why finding a learner’s mindset is more important than being right, to avoiding getting super-scheduled with meetings, Stacey’s advice will help you reframe your workday.

Duration: 01:00:00


Leaders' Table: Matt Candler of 4.0 Schools

2/14/2017
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As Founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools, Matt Candler and his team have built charter schools, incubated EdTech companies, built houses, and organized communities. And yet he’s one of the most humble leaders we’ve ever met. Listen in as we ask Matt about lessons he’s learned and how he’s quieted his inner perfectionist to allow his inner entrepreneur to develop living ideas.

Duration: 00:47:57


Leaders' Table: Tai Dixon of the Children’s Defense Fund

2/7/2017
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Tai Dixon of the Children’s Defense Fund is one of those advocates whose approach we truly admire, going from teaching to keeping the trains on track as the national director of state offices and field operations. Jason Llorenz asked about her favorite failures, her strategies for work-free weekends, and why she cautions against listening to too much advice from others — zing!

Duration: 00:40:41


Leaders' Table: Jim Shelton of The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

1/31/2017
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Leaders' Table: Jim Shelton of The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative by Leadership for Educational Equity

Duration: 00:48:27


Leaders' Table: Amy Wilkins of the College Board

12/6/2016
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The Leaders’ Table Podcast will present a series of discussions with leaders in policy & advocacy who are making change and tackling educational inequity. While talking issues, we will delve into the career stories of our guests to unearth and highlight the tips and tools, the routines and practices that have lent to their impact -- so that members can identify the actionable items to use to enhance their own impact on the policy world. This week's guest, Amy Wilkins — senior fellow for...

Duration: 00:38:17


Leaders' Table: Luis Avila

11/22/2016
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The Leaders’ Table Podcast will present a series of discussions with leaders in policy & advocacy who are making change and tackling educational inequity. While talking issues, we will delve into the career stories of our guests to unearth and highlight the tips and tools, the routines and practices that have lent to their impact -- so that members can identify the actionable items to use to enhance their own impact on the policy world. This week's guest, Luis Avila, senior vice president...

Duration: 00:52:07


Leaders' Table: Aixle Aman

11/14/2016
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The Leaders’ Table Podcast will present a series of discussions with leaders in policy & advocacy who are making change and tackling educational inequity. While talking issues, we will delve into the career stories of our guests to unearth and highlight the tips and tools, the routines and practices that have lent to their impact -- so that members can identify the actionable items to use to enhance their own impact on the policy world. This week's guest, Aixle Aman, chief of staff for Los...

Duration: 00:39:17


Leaders' Table: Nina Rees

11/8/2016
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The Leaders’ Table Podcast will present a series of discussions with leaders in policy & advocacy who are making change and tackling educational inequity. While talking issues, we will delve into the career stories of our guests to unearth and highlight the tips and tools, the routines and practices that have lent to their impact -- so that members can identify the actionable items to use to enhance their own impact on the policy world. This week's guest, Nina Rees, president and CEO of...

Duration: 00:43:49