• 00:44

    Is Parental Involvement Overrated?

    in Education

    In a groundbreaking new study - The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children's Education, Dr. Angel Harris and Dr. Keith Robinson have discovered that parental involvement, at least the way it is currently envisioned, doesn't quite work the way we think it does to ensure students' academic success.

    They will talk to us about their research, what it means for the future of parent engagement, what schools should focus on instead, and what parents can and should do to support their children.

    Host Allison R. Brown is a civil rights attorney and President of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), which creates education equity plans and promotes equity in education in compliance with federal law.

  • 00:46

    Is Children's Education Related to Parental Involvement with School?

    in Parents

    Today's guests, Drs. Angel Harris and Keith Robinson will discuss their book "The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children's Education." Many of their research findings turn our traditional beliefs about a child's school achievement and its relationship to parental involvement with school on its head.

    Angel Harris is a Professor of Sociology at Duke University. His research interests include social inequality, policy, and education. My work focuses on the social psychological determinants of the racial achievement gap. Specifically, I examine the factors that contribute to differences in academic investment among African Americans, Latino/as, Asian Americans, and Whites. I also study the impact that adolescents' perceptions of opportunities for upward socio-economic mobility have for their academic investment, and the long-term effects of youths' occupational aspirations both within the United States and Europe.

    Keith Robinson is An Assistant Professor of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on the determinants and implications of test score (achievement) inequality in K-12 education.  Dr. Robinson's work highlights the extent to which family and school factors contribute to achievement inequality, and suggests ways to equalize these differences. Much can be learned by examining the various stages of K-12 education since the determinants of achievement disparities change as children progress through schooling.

  • 00:40


    in Education


    Mind Research Institute sponsored a Math fair in Orange County CA that was attended by over 4,000 parents and students. Dr Matt Peterson, of MRI is our guest about all their continuing community outreach !

    www.mindresearch.net @mind_research

  • 00:27

    Empowering Parents To Work With Public School

    in Social Networking

    Joseph Carthron reveals how research have found that students with involved parents, no matter what their income or background, are more likely to:

    Earn high grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs;
    Pass their classes, earn credits, and be promoted;
    Attend school regularly;
    Graduate and go on to postsecondary education;

    Get answers and facts that will increase students academic growth and empower parents to work closer with public schools. Call in 516-595-8322 or email the host at talk_show2@aol.com.

  • 01:00

    Education Canaries: Can data rich systems predict and prevent failure?

    in Education

    One of the significant promises of big data in education is to predict and prevent student failure. Of course we want to see learners succeed and data can help us with that as well, however, catching students before they get lost or even drop out is essential. Some visionaries see technology as driving learning through increasingly intelligent prompts, assessments of learning, and directing learners to ever more complex and advanced concepts… all driven by models for learning driven by student generated data. More recently many educational leaders have a more holistic view of data and recognize that while we need to educate the whole child, we need to also look at information about the whole child to diagnose and address learning deficiencies and help students on a path where they can be successful. Beyond their inherent interest in helping children, educators and the institutions in which they work are being held accountable to show learner progress. In this show we will explore the many different kinds of data that can be used to monitor student progress, identify those who require assistance, and the systems that make sense of those data to support educators and parents in driving student success.

    Guests at the table:

    Barbara Clements,  Consultant at ESP Solutions Group
    Dan Ginsberg, VP Global Product Strategy at Pearson
    Bill Meade, Data Science Director at Neal Analytics

    To keep up to date, subscribe to the show at  edtabletalk.org

    Ideas for future show topics? Tweet us @edtabletalk.  

  • 01:09

    OUR INVOLVEMENT: From Bullying to RTI & Arkansas to South Carolina

    in Education

    OUR INVOLVEMENT: From Bullying to RTI...From Arkansas to South Carolina

    Opening the Vault:  Hear about the cases, parents and students we have helped.  Learned the strategies and techniques we have used to help students get the highest level of Quality Education that meet their needs.  Opening the Vault…Next  on Classroom DNA with Phyllis Austin.

    Saturday March 28, 2015 @ 11 AM on www.blogtalkradio.com/phyllisaustin

    Listen to the show by phone:  Call in 347.855.8603

    Listen, Talk, Learn and Act.

    Invite young people to listen.  Listen weekly.  Call in 347.855.8603 or post a question/comment in our chat room.

    Phyllis Austin:   www.phyllisaustin.com 
    The National Parent Education Center:   www.tnpec.org
    Household DNA:   www.householddna.com
    Household DNA Parenting Pyramid:   www.householddnaparentingpyramid.com

  • 00:30

    The Importance of Parental Involvement in Education

    in Social Networking

    Keisha Crawford has been dedicated to her mission to provide an A+ education to her students for 12 years and counting. This loving wife and mother was born in Boynton Beach, FL and currently resides in Powder Springs GA with husband Daniel, son Bryce and their American bulldog Lex.  Keisha credentials include but are not limited to, a Master's in Elem. Education, Nationally Board Certified, Certified to teach Gifted; Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and United Way. This young lady who’s favorite bible verse is “The vision is for an appointed time, although it may tarry, wait earnestly for it will surely come. “(Habakkuk 2:3) is truly a blessing.

  • 00:21

    A+ Schools Offers Tips on Parental Engagement

    in Moms and Family

    As a parent, you are your child’s greatest educational resource. Essentially, you are your child’s first teacher. As a former elementary school educator, I can tell you that NOTHING is more detrimental to your child’s learning than tension between you and your child’s teacher. The home-school connection must be strong with all parties working towards the same goal – the educational success of the child.

    A+ Schools is the community advocate and leader for educational equity and excellence in Pittsburgh’s Public Schools. Its core purpose and focus is to remove any barriers to equity in our schools. A+ Schools is dedicated to educating the public, increasing awareness and engaging the community in efforts to advance change.

    Join me as I speak with A+ Schools community organizer, Amie Matson, about the home-school connection and how parents and teachers can work together to ensure academic success for their children.

    For more information, please visit...


    Twitter: DeniseNLaRosa

    Facebook: Mom Talk with Denise LaRosa

  • 00:59


    in Education

    We will discuss how participant education levels impact the group dynamic.

    As usual, we will also discuss two delicious recipes for sharing. The "safe" recipe will be Tomato Chicken Fettuccine, and the "adventure" recipe will be Seafood Stew.

  • 00:57

    Total Education Hour 02-20-15

    in Education

    The Total Tutor Neil Haley, Jason The Public School Guy, and Jarrett will discuss the question:  Are teachers  making parents become even more involved at school with their children and their progress?   This trio always enjoys speaking out with their opposing viewpoints and lively discussions. 

  • 00:31

    Education 4 All RAdio Show: To Tour or Not To Tour? That is the Question!

    in Moms and Family

    Searching for colleges can become an overwhelming task!

    Dr. Washington and attendees from Educaiton 4 All's recent Spring 2015 College Tour will share their experiences and provide valuable tips for parents and students pertaining to college campus visits. 

    Feel free to call in and share your experiences and tips!


    Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsor: Mr. Willie Moore, Jr. Recording Artist and Founder of The Young, Fly, & Saved Movement.  To learn how you can support his efforts to reach youth, visit: http://www.williemoorejr.org

    To become a sponsor, please contact Host Dr. Washington at: carletta@education4allinc.com

    For information about Education 4 All and its resources, programs, scholarships, and Involved Parent Magazine, visit: http://www.education4allinc.com


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