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The Perkins Platform

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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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For the past two weeks, we have focused on the COVID-19 Pandemic from the perspective of adults - teachers, parents, school and district leaders and community members. This broadcast features a number of children from elementary school to high school who have been engaged to different extents in distance learning and virtual learning environments. Join us to hear what they have to say about this experience and what advice they would give adults.
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While it may be hard to imagine at this point a world without COVID-19 restrictions, the day will come when we will try to resume our lives and routines before this all happened. In addition to making up for lost academic... more

Parents all over the US have suddenly been thrust into the role of teacher, parent, custodian, cafeteria worker, aide, curriculum specialist and principal. After two weeks, resources and patience are wearing thin and parents are experiencing a... more

School and district leaders were given as little as 48 hours notice in some areas to prepare staff and communities to be part of a whole-scale transition to on-line learning all over the United States. On this broadcast, you will hear from some... more

All over the US, teachers and principals were hit with the mandate to implement on-line learning procedures to keep students engaged in the learning process almost overnight. With little time for preparation, instructional staff members... more

Governments around the globe have ordered the wholesale closing of schools and educational institutions. Today's panel of educators confirmed from Brazil, China, Taiwan, France, Romania and South Africa to share what they are experiencing... more

Parents and Educators are searching for ways to keep children engaged at their homes during Shelter-In-Place and Stay-Home Orders. Today's show will highlight some of the things suggested by some award-winning educators from... more

The global pandemic surrounding COVID-19 has shaken our world society at its core. In the world of education, professionals are struggling to deal with feelings of anxiety, depression, stress and uncertainty. Our guests are educators from... more

Join us on Wednesday, August 14 at 2pm EST for an exciting discussion about the leadership for challenging urban contexts. Our guest, Kimberly Neal is the founder of Believe Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kimberly was most recently... more

This month's show is about recognizing the indicators of insitutional racism in schools and helping students to succeed in spite of the challenges. Our guest, Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. has spent her thirty - year career in education focusing on... more

Trauma-informed practice in schools has recently gained international attention. Today's guest, Julie Beem, is an advocate for increasing the number of education professionals and schools that address the needs of students and families in... more