Know It All ABCs of Education

Know-It-All: The ABCs of Education


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Become a Know-It-All about all things education with Allison R. Brown, former attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division's Educational Opportunities Section and currently President of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC). With Allison's extensive experience, Know-It-All will inform listeners about education issues relevant to students, educators, families, community members, and others.

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Teenagers deal with a lot. Puberty and their changing bodies and emotions. Social hierarchies and dynamics that play out publicly through social media. Schools have to grapple with all that children bring with them. Despite our... more

Autism and other disorders on the autism spectrum are difficult to understand. Although we don't know with any certainty what causes autism, parents and educators of children with autism have come up with remarkable strategies to... more

We're talking about race, class, and education. On Friday, the Washington Post published a piece by my community discussion partner, Dr. Natalie Hopkinson, entitled "Organic Chemistry: Two Tracks of Schooling Raise Questions About... more

Grassroots activism in education is responsible for birthing the movements that gave us Brown v. Board and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and is now responsible for the recent national focus on standardized testing, racial disparities in... more

It is Memorial Day, and we are honoring those who have lost their lives for this country. We will talk about how to teach our children to be advocates for, and students of, peace. And we'll discuss the role of faith and spirituality in peace... more

Public charter vs. traditional public schools, local communities vs. outside reformers, black vs. white. There are many distractions and red herrings in discussions about education reform. My guest, Dr. Andre Perry, has put many of... more

Girls' athletics are just the tip of the iceberg that is gender equity in schools. Many educators are aware that Title IX requires schools to allow girls equal access to school sports. But not everyone knows that Title IX also prohibits... more

To show our appreciation for teachers this week, check out this oldie but goodie - Black Male Educators and Why Equity Requires Them. My guests were Joseph Isaac and Rennie Taylor, who are incredible teachers that consistently go above... more

Student equity and education advocacy rhetoric has often pitted teachers and educators against, essentially, everyone else. But, teachers are doing tremendous things to force change for equity from within and to deliver empowering social... more

How can we keep our children safe? Schools are still the safest places to be, but since the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy, debate about whether to put more police and guns in schools continues to rage. Even pop culture has grabbed hold... more