@ the Chalk Face


Follow This Show

Stay in the know about new episodes and updates.
The ONLY all-progressive education reform talk from Shaun Johnson and Tim Slekar. Follow the blog @ the Chalk Face (, follow the show and blog on Twitter (@thechalkface), and listen LIVE Sundays at 6PM EST and Wednesdays at 7PM EST. You can also listen to scheduled re-broadcasts of our best shows, every Tuesday and Thursday at 7PM EST. When you're talking education, you're @ the chalk face.

Upcoming Broadcasts

@ the Chalk Face is the only progressive and pro-public education radio program available. Join Drs. Shaun Johnson and Tim Slekar LIVE Sundays at 6PM EST and Wednesdays at 7PM for commentary and interviews on the latest topics on education, including breaking stories from classrooms and schools nationwide. If you're a teacher, parent, student, administrator, activist, or concerned member of the community, listen to educated educators discussing education @ the Chalk Face. Follow the blog @ the Chalk Face. Follow the show on Twitter @thechalkface. Follow co-host Tim Slekar on Twitter @slekar. Make sure you like us on Facebook and you can now check us out on Instagram. Please visit the following page for information on national syndication of @ the Chalk Face.
Reminder Edit Reminder

On-Demand Episodes

We're back at the chalk face. Tim returned from Rwanda and I'm back from the Rough Forum in Ohio, which is not nearly as, well, interesting. Nevertheless, what lessons have we learned from our travels and what's ahead? Join us, chat's open.

We're at the chalk face once again, Sunday at 6PM EST. I'm joined by Chris Cerrone for the second week talking about education reform and Slek may join us from Rwanda. Well, at least he says he will. We'll see about that. Join us,... more

Since Slek is out of the country, I'll be joined by guest co-host Chris Cerrone. You can follow him on Twitter @stoptesting15. I have no idea what we'll discuss, but I'm sure it will be fantastic. Join us, chat will be open, 6PM EST.

You're at the chalk face today where we take the whole 30 to speak with Barbara Madeloni of Education Radio about developments in Massachusetts.

You're at the chalk face and we'll be discussing the new NCTQ report on assessment in teacher education, the Romney education plan, perhaps a little on the new AFT taskforce on teacher preparation. Your homework, read this.

@ the chalk face is back on a somewhat regular time slot, Sundays at 6PM, just in case you didn't get enough of us on WTDY in Madison. We're going to chat once again a little about the common core, the new college board president... more

Nevermind, we're back and we're going to focus a bit on the Project School in IN and much more on the common core standards. Join us! Chat's open.

We're here and we're talking about the one year anniversary of the NAS report on NCLB, the mainstream media coverage of edreform, and the disaster in Philly. Chat will be open, join the conversation here and

We're talking today about the common core, the huge bath teachers are taking in Wisconsin, and how about we chat a little bit about Pearson? Join us. Chat will be open.

We are going to share news about the premier education research conference, opting out as child endangerment, according to one principal, and experimental test questions in New York. Join the fun, the chat will be open.
Show Extras