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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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Our September show features, Dr. Jordan Shapiro from Temple University in Philadelphia. Jordan Shapiro, Ph.D teaches in the Intellectual Heritage Program at Temple University, where he's also the Associate Director for Digital Innovation for the College of Liberal Arts. He is a Forbes' leading columnist on global education, game-based learning, kids and culture. An internationally known speaker and consultant on education technology, school reform, and 21st Century child-rearing, his unique perspective combines psychology, philosophy, social theory, and mythology in unexpected ways. His book: FREEPLAY: A Video Game Guide to Maximum Euphoric Bliss looks at the way the video games of the past (and present) impact our sense of identity. His next book: One Player, Multiplayer, We: How Digital Play Will Put Community Back at the Center of Education will be released soon. (Twitter: @Jordosh). His recent article in Forbes provokes us to think about the essential definition of education. Is it access to information, facts and figures or is it something else? Join us on Wednesday, September 23 at 2pm EST for this thought-provoking discussion on what achieving equity in education will take.
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Our guest in August is Dr. Camille Farrington - Senior Research Associate, Consortium on Chicago School Research, will discuss her research on urban high schools. She will discuss the psychological and systematic barriers to success... more

In today's show, Dr. Perkins will discuss his framework for improving school experiences around the globe. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Perkins has traveled extensively discussing school climate and educational contexts. He is a... more

Our current series on school improvement initiatives has focused on a variety of strategies. All of which have required buy-in and support from a range of stakeholders including but not limited to teachers, students, parents, community... more

In April, our guest is Dr. Warren Simmons, executive director, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. AISR is a national policy research and reform-support organization that works with urban districts and communities to... more

SPECIAL BROADCAST! This lively and illuminating conversation about New York City's public schools will focus on NYC's educational successes and failures, the Bloomberg agenda and its impact, the Common Core roll out, privatization,... more

In March, our guest is the legendary child psychiatrist, Dr. James Comer. Dr. Comer is the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine's Child Study Center, and has been a Yale medical faculty... more

Our February show will feature Dr. Robert (Bob) Slavin, co-founder of Success For All. Success for All grew out of a program of research and development that started with basic research on cooperative-learning strategies. By 1980, Bob's... more

Conceptualized in 1948, the International Baccalaureate Programme has become widely recognized for its rigorous curriculum and evaluation process for grades 3-12. Schools all over the world have adopted the IB program with a... more

Mental health in public schools is a major concern. According to HHS, the figures usually indicated for diagnosable mental disorders suggest that between 12% and 22% of all youngsters under age 18 are in need of services for... more

A number of recent studies have showed a significant correlation between quality early childhood education programming and success in high school and college. Our guests on November 13 (2pm) will talk about what children need to... more