Episode 64: School Funding Uncertainty

School funding uncertainty

Sep 18, 2017 | Communications
GUEST: Carole Dorn-Bell and Joel Gagne

“A school system has got to always be talking about the financial health of the school system, because it drives everything,” Dorn-Bell says.

Episode 63: The next four years for public education

The next four years for public education

GUEST: Marlon Marshall

“I think education is really really important,” Marlon Marshall says. “I think if we could get candidates to really start talking about that and… tie it to people’s economic futures and why education is important, I do think there’s a lot that can be done at the local level.”

Episode 62: The kindergarten parent’s experience & what it means

The kindergarten parent’s experience & what it means

July 17, 2017 | Communications
GUEST: Carole Dorn-Bell and Joel Gagne

“The one thing we always felt like we could do is contact the principal, and she would get back to us in no time,” Gagne says. “If you have those strong leaders everything else will snap together.”

Episode 61: Financial Communication Plans and listening to your community

Financial Communication Plans and listening to your community

Aug 28, 2017 | Interviews
GUEST: Jenni Logan

“We communicate quite a bit about what’s going on instructionally inside the walls of the school district,” Jenni Logan says. “But the financial piece, we don’t do as often.”

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."