Let’s talk education! For today’s episode, Ali hosts a roundtable discussion with Mary Swenson (English teacher, West High School), Natasha Sullivan (7th/8th grade teacher, Badger Rock Middle School), Lydia Hester (student, East High School), and special guest Walter about navigating the divide between teachers, students, and administrators. They spend the hour talking about issues vital […]
Today as we observe Juneteenth and celebrate the freedom of all people in the United States, Ali hosts a critical conversation about ongoing racial injustice and the impact of intolerance and discrimination on young people. Together with guest Jeff Spitzer-Resnick, she takes a close look at the racial dynamics in our public schools, particularly through […]
It’s September, which means it’s time for our annual back-to-school check-in with the Madison Metropolitan School District! Carousel catches up with superintendent Jen Cheatham to get the scoop on MMSD, including the district’s Behavior Education Plan, their commitment to school empowerment, and an update on the ongoing issues surrounding emotional and physical safety at school. […]
What’s been going on in Colorado’s Jefferson County School District? Why are students walking out of class? Why are teachers staging sick-outs? What is the school board’s response? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to hear more!
Are standardized tests an accurate measure for assessing teachers? Are the tests doing more harm than good? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!