Monthly Archives: February 2018


Episode 96

Opportunities and challenges of diversity in public education

February 16, 2018 | Issues Facing Schools Today
Guest: Dr. Creg Williams

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Creg E. Williams, the Superintendent of Schools for Thornton Fractional High School District 215 in Illinois. The two discuss both the opportunities and challenges of diversity in public education.

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Episode 95

Pre-kindergarten classes in public schools

February 12, 2018 | Issues Facing Schools Today
Guest: Janine Levin

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Janine Levin, who teaches pre-kindergarten at Maury Elementary School in the Washington, D.C. Public Schools system.

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Episode 94

Diversity in schools

February 8, 2018 | Issues Facing Schools Today
Guest: Dr. Todd Hoadley

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Todd Hoadley, the superintendent of Dublin City Schools in Ohio, about diversity in schools.

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Episode 93

Passing a $230 million bond issue: How one district made it happen

February 5, 2018 | Success Stories
Guest: Paul Imhoff

Host Joel Gagne is joined by Paul Imhoff, the superintendent of Upper Arlington Schools in Ohio, which recently passed a $230 million bond issue.

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Episode 92

How a strong communication strategy helped during a hurricane

February 1, 2018 | Communications
Guest: Greg Turchetta

In this episode, host Joel Gagne is joined by Greg Turchetta, Executive Director of Communications and Community Engagement at Collier County Public Schools in Florida, and the two chat about how a strong communication strategy can help in a hurricane and a number of other challenges.

Greg discusses literal and figurative hurricanes, or challenges, having recently guided his district’s communications strategy through Hurricane Irma. 

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