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A weekly discussion of the trends and issues in the world of education and observations on the ever changing educational landscape.

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EdToday-17-06-27-Ryan Smith

June 21, 2017

The Executive Director of Education Trust-West, Ryan Smith, discusses a recent study showing the educational inequities for low income students and students of color in the State of California.

Listen   29:29

EdToday-17-06-20-Maria Polonchek

June 14, 2017

Maria Polonchek, author of In Good Faith: Secular Parenting in a Religioius World, discusses the role and importance of secular parenting in contemporary society.  

Listen   28:59

EdToday-17-06-13-Alicia Maciel

June 12, 2017

Alicia Maciel, Executive Director of the Prentice School (Tustin, CA) discusses the effects of summer break on the learning process, and ways to mitigate potential loss.  

Listen   27:54

EdToday-17-05-30-David Burkus

May 25, 2017

Author and professor David Burkus discusses the transition from college to work, and what college graduates can expect. 

Listen   28:52

EdToday-17-04-11-Justin Ashley

April 26, 2017

Justin Ashley, award winning teacher discusses the need for life-balance in order for teachers to be successful and fulfilled.  His new book is Balanced Teacher Path and is available from Free Spirit Publishing. 

Listen   28:15

EdToday-17-05-02-Billy Downing

April 26, 2017

Billy Downing, author and college admission expert, discusses the latest trends in the college admission process, as well as best ways for students to prepare for the transition to college. 

Listen   28:14

EdToday-17-03-28-Michelle Carter

March 24, 2017

Michelle Carter, Program Manager for SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) discusses the importance of recess in the context of elementary education. 

Listen   27:33

EdToday-17-03-21-Keith Herman

March 17, 2017

A teacher's perception of how involved a parent is can predict the future success of a student.  Dr. Keith Herman of the University of Missouri discusses the research he is performing. 

Listen   28:06

EdToday-17-03-15-Alicia Maciel

March 08, 2017

This episode features Alicia Maciel, Executive Director of The Prentice School, a private K-8 school specializing in support for students with learning disorders.  The Prentice School is located in North Tustin, California (714) 538-4511. 

Listen   28:38

EdToday-17-03-07-Terry Winetsky

February 23, 2017

Author Terry Lloyd Winetsky discusses his new book, Belegana Belezana - An Outsider's Quest in the Navajo Nation.  This is the 4th in his American Teachers Series.  More information can be found at

Listen   28:22

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