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We speak with Talina Jones an advocate for families who have children with disabilities. She is the Chair of the NYS Early Intervention Coordinating Council, a trainer for the Early Intervention Partners Training Project, and serves on the... more

Caring for the mental health of students is an important part of helping students learn. This episode of #FiresideChatFridays addresses the need for trauma-sensitive schools for the benefit of students and teachers.

This is the hard-hitting could have episode. We often look back and struggle with a past that we cannot change. How do we look at but not dwell on our past or what we could have done?

How can employers create a safe environment for employees to disclose their disability? How can employers tap into the talent of disabled workers? What are some of the best practices for creating inclusive work and learning... more

In this episode of the Parableman podcast, host Jeremy Pierce and guest Baylor sociology professor George Yancey discuss the different ways of talking about race in America, and different ways of identifying our racial problems and... more

In this episode of #FiresideChatFridays we talk with parent advocate Stephanie Jackson about school funding and parent advocacy in the Syracuse City School District. Where does all the money for public education go and who gets to... more

Philosophers Jeremy Pierce and Eric Silverman discuss Eric's latest edited volume Secular Ethics in a Secular Age: Is There Still a Virtue of Chastity? Topics include sexual ethics, power dynamics in relationships, consent, and #MeToo.

The New York state legislature has made a stunning budget deal to fully fund public education in New York state. Listen in to the conversation with Michael Rebell, a lawyer and long-time education funding advocate, about what that... more

Retired Syracuse City School District administrator and candidate for school board commissioner, David Maynard talks about public education in Syracuse with host Samantha Pierce.

What are the differences between Syracuse city schools and the surrounding suburban schools? In this episode of #FiresideChatFridays, we talk with guest Reine Fitzgerald about the differences she's observed as a parent and while... more

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