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This show features the opinons and experiences of international leaders in education focusing on the challenges and promise of providing quality education to all.

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American schools have long been scheduled around an abandond agrarian life-style. Our guest is part of a national movement to adjust school start times that are developmentally appropriate. Dr. Kyla Wahlstrom is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on educational leadership, professional development of teachers, the politics of school change, and the role of standards in school reform. Dr. Wahlstrom is an experienced school administrator and classroom teacher, and she is the recipient of the MASCD National Research Award for her ground-breaking study of the effects of later starting times for high schools. She was also the Primary Investigator for the 5-year Learning from Leadership national research study funded by the Wallace Foundation which examined the link between educational leadership and student achievement. Publications include one book, several book chapters, and numerous journal articles and technical monographs used by educational leaders to shape policy decisions across the US. Call in at 2pm to participate in what will be an amazing conversation!
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This week's show will be a dynamic review of the guests that appeared on the show and what some of the most important take-aways are. We will have a cadre of education leadership professionals joining Dr. Perkins in his studio live... more

Join us on June 15 for a show to explore a increasingly explore question on whether or not the race of the teacher and principal impact student and school performance. Our guest is Dr. Jason Grissom from Vanderbilt University. Jason... more

The expert opinions on the benefits of diverse classrooms are spilt. Some studies demonstrate student progress in racially isolated classrooms while others demonstrate great benefit to diverse settings. Our guest this month, Dr. Amy... more

April promises to bring a dynamic show for us on the 13th. Paul J. Zak is a scientist, prolific author, and public speaker. His book The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity was published in 2012 and was a finalist for the... more

Join us on March 30 for what promises to be a thought-provoking show. Michael J. Dumas is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in the Graduate School of Education and the African American Studies Department.... more

Join us on March 23 as we discuss the wonder of neuroscience and how we can use it in our everyday learning environments. Margie Meacham, "The Brain Lady," is a scholar-practitioner in the field of education and learning and president... more

Our show on February 17 features a well-respected psychologist, Dr. Art Markman. Dr. Markman is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the... more

School reform is often thought of in terms of school and district initiatives. Our guest this month, Gene Thompson-Grove, will discuss how her career working with teachers and leaders to inact change at the classroom level in schools and... more

Our January 13 show features Dr. Kati Haycock, President of the Education Trust in Washington, DC. Kati Haycock is one of the nation's leading advocates in the field of education. She currently serves as President of The Education Trust.... more

Our December 2015 show features Dr. Seth Gershenson's research on how student-teacher demographic match effects teacher expectations. Seth Gershenson is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy in American University's... more

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