Episode 60: Teaching as a Second (or Third) Career

Teaching as a Second (or Third) Career

Aug 14, 2017 | Interviews
GUEST: Michael Demana

“If you’re in it for the summers off, don’t do it. If you’re in it because you get a really good retirement after 30 years, don’t do it. You’ve got to do it either because you’re passionate about kids or you’re passionate about the subject."

The View from City Hall: A Former Mayor Talks Local Schools

The View from City Hall: A Former Mayor Talks Local Schools

July 31, 2017 | Community Engagement
GUEST: Mark Kingseed

"I think it’s a mistake to drain money away from public schools to support charters and private schools. I just think that the public schools have such a historic importance. From an equity point of view… we have to absolutely ensure the public schools have the best teachers, the best equipment."

Episode 58: Communicating to our Communities

Communicating to our Communities

July 17, 2017 | Communications
GUEST: Meg Ansara

“At a personal level, I feel like there’s no more important work than working on public education. For me that translates into a deep sense of responsibility in terms of making sure that every American child has the same great opportunity and access to a high-quality education as I did.”

Episode 57: It’s Summer Time. Now is the Time to Plan for the Fall!

It’s Summer Time. Now is the Time to Plan for the Fall!

July 3, 2017 | Strategies
GUEST: Carole Dorn-Belle and Joel Gagne

“You might as well do the legwork in advance. People do know what’s going on, and what they think they know may not be factual. Once people get an opinion, it’s usually hard to undo that opinion.”

We highlight and investigate success stories in school communications campaigns. Through interviews with today’s educaitonal and communication leaders address the issues, obstacles and best practices of communicating with your community in today's all-access social media-driven world.

The Important Correlation between Poverty & Achievement

The Important Correlation between Poverty & Achievement

Feb 20, 2017
GUEST: Dr. Walter Tschinkel

"To ignore the link [between performance and...] poverty is to beg for failure in any successful use of this testing system."

Episode 40: 7 Leadership Lessons

7 Leadership Lessons

Oct 25, 2016
GUEST: Dr. Neil Gupta

“The belief is not about me. The building is not about me. It’s about the culture of the community, the district… Begin with the end in mind.”

Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom

Aug 8, 2016
GUEST: Vicki Davis

"I believe our biggest problem with technology actually starts in our minds. Our minds our the greatest software ever invented and we need to program it for excellence."

Don't Hunker in Your Bunker: Crisis Communication

Don't Hunker in Your Bunker: Crisis Communication

Sept 19, 2016
GUEST: Dr. Joe Clark

"Nobody has ever complained to me that we've given too much communication. [...] My belief is that you shouldn't try to hide anything or make anything appear what it is not. Whatever we are going to do we are going to send out factual information."