Devon LaRosa is the principal at Robert M. La Follette High School. He’s previously been a principal at two Illinois schools and a school in Beloit. He joins Dr. Damita Brown to talk about his educational philosophy and being there for students. Image courtesy Madison Metropolitan School District.
If You Give a Teacher a Mic is a podcast by teachers, for teachers. Friends and coworkers at Leopold Elementary here in Madison – Marisa Patterson and Kyla Pilliod — started the podcast to hear teachers talk about issues in education, covering everything from systemic racism in education to bathroom breaks. The duo have currently […]
Wisconsin’s spring election is coming up in two weeks! Today on the show, we meet Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly, the two candidates running for Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Wisconsin is holding its 2021 spring election on Tuesday, April 6. More information from the Wisconsin Elections Commission here. You can register to vote, […]
President Biden has vowed to reopen most K–12 schools within the first 100 days of his presidency. Is the U.S. on track to meet this goal? Here in Wisconsin, Madison Metropolitan School District recently announced their phased reopening plan, slated to start next week. But teachers in Wisconsin haven’t received vaccines yet, resulting in mixed […]
Today on the show, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow is joined by Brenda Yang, a local educator and advocate for Asian American culture and language access in Madison. They talk about Brenda’s experience as a Hmong American, language access as a civil right, the recent surge in anti-Asian racism and violence, and why Asian Americans provide […]
Simpson Street Free Press uses the power of journalism to help build academic confidence among a diverse group of students, who write about everything from polar bears to space exploration to the history of Black journalists. Today on the show, we get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at this award-winning teen newspaper with managing editor Taylor […]