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Progressive education radio hosted by classroom teacher and former college professor Shaun Johnson, PhD. Listen live Sundays at 7PM EST for interviews and commentary with education activists, parents, students, teachers, community members, and scholars.

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Sunday July 29th 2012 at 6PM EDT. We're talking about some so-called teacher prep programs, things we should all know about the common core (I guess), and finally something out of Tim's backyard (sort of). Join us via chat and live tweet... more

Sunday double dose of Tim and Shaun continues at 6PM EDT where we try to make sense of the potential closing of The Project School in Indianapolis. Chat will be open, live tweet @thechalkface during the show.

As normal as we can be at the chalk face today, both Tim and I are back and ready for 6PM EDT. Join us via chat or live tweet with us during the show via @thechalkface.

I had some visitors in town, some technical SNAFU's on my end, Tim did a great job hosting, but I have some things I need to get off my chest. So, Part B of Episode 61 I will go on an epic rant about teachers' unions. I have to before I... more

Power's back on, so we're back on At the Chalk Face. Yeah, we'll talk teachers' unions and on our thoughts of the NEA, AFT, and what needs to happen next. Your homework: read the UOO challenge to DVR, NEA Prez. Chat room will be... more

We're back at the chalk face. Tim returned from Rwanda and I'm back from the Rough Forum in Ohio, which is not nearly as, well, interesting. Nevertheless, what lessons have we learned from our travels and what's ahead? Join us, chat's open.

We're at the chalk face once again, Sunday at 6PM EST. I'm joined by Chris Cerrone for the second week talking about education reform and Slek may join us from Rwanda. Well, at least he says he will. We'll see about that. Join us,... more

Since Slek is out of the country, I'll be joined by guest co-host Chris Cerrone. You can follow him on Twitter @stoptesting15. I have no idea what we'll discuss, but I'm sure it will be fantastic. Join us, chat will be open, 6PM EST.

You're at the chalk face today where we take the whole 30 to speak with Barbara Madeloni of Education Radio about developments in Massachusetts.

You're at the chalk face and we'll be discussing the new NCTQ report on assessment in teacher education, the Romney education plan, perhaps a little on the new AFT taskforce on teacher preparation. Your homework, read this.
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