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THE EDUCATION  IN AMERICA  PODCAST

FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY

Thursday  6/22 1030a
SORRY, DUE TO ILLNESS,HAVE
 TO POSTPONE THIS SHOW. WE’LL RE-SCHEDULE!
A VISIT WITH ‘PTO TODAY’
The media experts on parent engagement in schools, 
PTO Today Director of Content Lani Harac

SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL OF OUR ARCHIVED SHOWS,

 BUT FIRST, WE’D LIKE TO THANK THE GREAT  ORGANIZATIONS THAT  SPONSOR OUR SHOWS

Qatar Foundation International (QFI), LLC,

is a U.S.-based member of Qatar Foundation (QF). QFI operates as both a grant-making organization, and a convener of thought leaders on issues related to global and international education, open education and education technologies as they intersect with the three core QFI programmatic areas: Arabic language and Arab culture, STE{A}M (STEM plus the Arts), and Youth Engagement. QFI inspires meaningful connections to the Arab world by creating a global community of diverse learners and educators and connecting them through effective and collaborative learning environments —inside and outside the classroom.Through our activities, QFI is committed to providing K-12 students in Qatar, the Americas, and the United Kingdom (UK) with the intellectual, communicative, and cultural competencies that will enable them to be engaged global citizens.

MyON Reader:

 myON is an award-winning personalized literacy environment that incorporates a state-of-the art learning platform,Enhanced digital reading content,Daily news articles written for students, The Lexile® Framework for Reading,Cutting-edge literacy tools,Embedded metrics to monitor activity and growth.Together, these components power a Literacy Ecosystem that is built upon five pillars: Personalization, Unparalleled Content, Unlimited Access, Collaboration and Success.

SPRINT’s 1 MILLION PROJECT..

working to end Digital Inequity for high poverty high-schoolers nationwide. They are now taking applications for next year as they have reached their yearly goal. Don’t wait, learn more now 

WATERFORD INSTITUTE

The leading experts in PreK-2 Education

DISCOVERY EDUCATION :

One of the great companies in K-12 Education, serving  schools and families with resources.

BLOOMZ APP..

connecting schools and parents

 

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ARCHIVED SHOWS JUNE-JULY AUGUST 2017

USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE PARENT/SCHOOL COMMUNICATION
Learn all about Bloomz, the tool that allows educators and parents
 to connect, communicate and coordinate activities and learning.
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THE ‘READ TO THEM’ PROGRAM :CREATING FAMILY LITERACY
Schools and communities work and read together as they all read the same book. This porgram works in many districts all over the country…why not yours. Great way to get the community involved with and working with the schools.
WASHINGTON STATE’S HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT
and their GLEA BABY ACADEMY, 
A PRE-SCHOOL PARENT EFFORT FOR KINDERGARTEN READINESS
GLEA is a partnership program between King County Housing Authority and Highline School District. It is funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of the program is to educate and connect the families of infants and toddlers to community and district programs that support kindergarten readiness skills and academic success. The program includes 9 weeks of classes for parents and academy babies along with home visits. During each session academy babies go to our preschool classrooms with early learning teachers and staff where they have their first classroom learning experiences. Parents attend a series of group learning sessions with speakers from a variety of outside agencies. The GLEA Program started in the Fall of 2015. Since then we have served 40 Greenbridge families, more than 50 GLEA Academy babies ages 0-4years, 44 or more siblings ages 5 and up. Parents who attended all the sessions earned 3 credits from Highline Community College. 
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PARENT AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKS TO INCREASE BILINGUAL EDUCATION
Working with grants  from the Qatar Foundation,[1] more and more US parents are encouraging their children to take Arabic. We’ll find out  their rationale and how it has worked out for their children in K-12 and College.
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PARENT ENGAGEMENT PR K-THROUGH POST SECONDARY IN LA SCHOOLS
We’ll hear how award winning Superintendent Chris Downing of LA Unified’s South District works with local colleges for student course credit …including 8th graders.

 PARENTS AND COMMUNITY IMPACT PreK-2 LEARNING 

 A LOOK AT THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE IN PRE K-2 EDUCATION WITH NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT MIRANDA BEARD AND WATERFORD INSTITUTE’S DIRECTOR OF UPSTART PROGRAM STATE PILOTS LATASHA HADLEY

LISTEN HERE

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ARCHIVED SHOWS FEB-JUNE 2017

LISTEN HERE   TO OUR  SHOW FEATURING THE WASATCH SCHOOL DISTRICT IN UTAH AND HOW THEY ADVANCED THEIR DIGITAL CONVERSION WITH THE COMMUNITY AND ALL STAKEHOLDERS

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Learn about  Ed Leader 21’s “PROFILE OF A GRADUATE” process to energize communities of educators, students and parents around envisioning the essential competencies for success and provides tools and resources that support schools and districts in this process. The campaign’s goal is to have 1,000 schools and districts create and adopt a Profile of a Graduate by the end 2019.EdLeader21 has developed a free, online PoG Toolkit that helps education stakeholders define what student success looks like in their own school or district. 
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APRIL  27, 2017
CELEBRATING SPECIAL EDUCATION 
Deerfield IL School District Superintendent Mike Lubelfeld  & his Special Guest
Parent Mrs. Patty O’Machel, Creator of  the districts DISABILITY AWARENESS WEEK 
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APRIL 19, 2017

GET TO KNOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT

A look at Leyden High School District 212 in IL with Superintendent Nick Polyak
 & his guest Frank Holthouse, District Director of Careers and Community Outreach
So parents and community understand what’s going on in other districts around the country…
so they learn what educators outside their district are doing to improve their own.
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APRIL 14, 2017
GET TO KNOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT 
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE DOING GREAT THINGS ALL OVER  THE COUNTRY.
NO NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL AT YOURS.
THIS WEEK: A LOOK AT FALL CREEK WISCONSIN
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ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS OF YOUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATORS:
WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

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April 7, 2017

WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ABOUT  DATA PRIVACY AND SCHOOL INTERNET SAFETY

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March 31, 2017

KINDERGARTEN READINESS: BUILD A GOOD FOUNDATION , YOU BUILD A GOOD HOUSE. SAME WITH EDUCATION AND YOUR CHILD’S EARLY LEARNING WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ABOUT SCHOOL INTERNET SAFETY
Thank you to our guests from Waterford Institute who work with communities
Isaac Troyo and Melinda Dalton
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 March 24, 2017
THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING 
ON ACADEMICS , COMMUNITY AND CREATING A 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE
Thank you to our guests:
Shaun Carter of Future Ready Columbus
Marc Hirsch of Aperture Education
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March 17, 2017
ADVOCATING FOR…
AND UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF…
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Thank you to our guests:
Dr. Luann Purcell, Executive Director , The Council Of Administrators of Special Education
Dr. Howie Knoff, President , Project Achieve
Dr Helene Fallon of Long Island University
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March 10, 2017
SUPPORTING CIVICS EDUCATION AND
THE TEACHING OF CIVIC DISCOURSE IN OUR SCHOOLS 
Thank you to our guests:
Larry Paska , Execuitve Director, National Council for the Social Studies
Michelle Herczog, Social Studies Director, LA County Schools
Louise Dube, Executive Director I-Civics
Kamy Akhavan, Executive Director, Procon.org
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March 3, 2017
WHY THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO VALUE AND SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION 
Thank you to our guests:
Miranda Beard, President, National School Boards Association
Richard Long, Executive Director, The Learning First Alliance
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February 24, 2017
 WHAT PARENTS NEED TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT SCHOOL CHOICE  
Thank you to our guests:
Jonathan Butcher of The Goldwater Institute regarding Education Savings Accounts
 
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February 17, 2017
THE WHY AND HOW OF SCHOOL NETWORKING
PREPARING YOUR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY  FOR  21ST CENTURY AMERICA  

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Our guests are  Mr. Keith Krueger, The Executive Director of The Consortium for School Networking and Ms. LaShona Dickerson, The Technology Director  for Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Public Schools

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