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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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The September (9/18) broadcast features, Nancy Meador, President - National Association of Elementary School Principals. Nancy most recently served as principal for Madison Middle School in Nashville, Tennessee, has enjoyed a... more

On our 1-year anniversary, we have a special guest on Perkins Platform: Dr. Henry Levin - William Heard Kilpatick Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College Columbia University. He is also the David Jacks Professor... more

As the Perkins Platform wraps up its first year of programming, Dr. Perkins will spend the next installment reflecting on the year of events in education and its impact on leadership. He will offer his critical perspective on policy and practice... more

Our June 19 (2pm EST) broadcast will feature a group of innovative leaders who have been at the forefront of designing and implementing new public and charter schools. The leadership task for these new enterprises is an awesome... more

Our guest on May 15 is Dr. Elaine Weiss, National Coordinator-Broader, Bolder Approach (BBA) to Education Campaign at the Economic Policy Institute. She is co-author of a ground-breaking report on the impact of test-based teacher... more

Before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had some of the worst schools in the nation, rapid superintendent turnover, and a human resources and financial crisis leaving over $3 million in salary and benefits being paid to deceased... more

*Rescheduled Show* Last week's show was postponed due to technical difficulites. Please join us for an exciting show discussing the challenges facing urban school boards in today's political climate. Ms. Minnie Forte-Brown, Chair-... more

Currently, there is considerable debate on the sustainability of urban school turn around efforts. In 2009, the Obama Administration announced its intention to "turn around" 5,000 of the nation's lowest performing schools. Since that time, school... more

The guests for the February show will be Drs. Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott, co-authors of Aim High, Achieve More How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership (ASCD Press). We will discuss how... more

The January guest was scheduled to be Dr. Joshua Starr, Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools-Maryland. Dr. Starr began his tenure as Montgomery County Public Schools' superintendent of schools on July 1, 2011,... more