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Do you care about what's going on education policy today? Writer and advocate, Lisha Fowlkes invite you to discuss key issues in education policy. Educators, students, parents and concerned citizens are encouraged to call in!

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Often times education reforms are seen as either saviors or rabble rousers. With ideas that shake up the "traditional" approach to teaching, learning and schools, these reforms efforts are sometimes met with resistance. But with the state of... more

In today's episode of education policy cafe, we will continue discussing reform efforts designed by leaders and policymakers to close the glaring performance gap between minority and nonminority students. With so many ideas out there... more

If you ask any major policy maker on both sides of the ideological aisle about the achievement gap, most would say they support reforms to address it. Lawmakers enact legislation with the idea of fixing this glaring injustice in our education... more

In this installment of the EPC's Race and Education series, we will discuss the aftermath of the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling. With a mandate to expediate intergration given by the Supreme Court, many states, universities,... more

In this episode of EPC we will continue our conversation from Monday on the intersection of race and education. We will focus on the historical contributions of thought leaders, educators and activist who pushed for key policies designed to... more

This was a hard weekend for many educators. The verdict of the Georgia Zimmerman case triggered an emotional response from teacher, parents, students, educational leaders and concerned citizens. People all around the... more

In this episode we will continue exploring the historical roots of education in the US. We will discuss important thought leaders in the evolution of public access to education. Last episode we focused the founding fathers, John Adams and... more

Happy Independence Day! The Fourth of July has come and gone. Our nation has celebrated the birth of the United States with much fanfare. While everyone BBQed and set off fireworks I (being the nerd that I am) began thinking about... more

Education policymakers and leaders love "reform." It seems like every year new buzz words emerge: multiple intelligences, differientation, outcome based education, whole language, whole child, and a whole lotta confusion. In this... more

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