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Speak Straight Up for Kids

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle explains why U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was right to point out some of the underlying reasons behind opposition to Common…

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle explains why U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was right to point out some of the underlying reasons behind opposition to Common Core standards – and why we should also be unafraid to call out failed policies and practices that condemn 120 children an hour to poverty and prison.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle Radio or download directly to your mobile or desktop device. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunesBlubrryZune Marketplace, Stitcher, and PodBean.

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Why Common Core (Part 3)

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast — and part three of the series on Common Core — RiShawn Biddle explains to families the wrongheaded reasons why movement conservatives, hardcore progressive…

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast — and part three of the series on Common Core — RiShawn Biddle explains to families the wrongheaded reasons why movement conservatives, hardcore progressive traditionalists, and others (including otherwise well-meaning reformers who know better such as Jay P. Greene and Robert Enlow of the Milton & Rose Friedman Foundation) oppose the standards.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle Radio or download directly to your mobile or desktop device. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunesBlubrryZune Marketplace, Stitcher, and PodBean.

 

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Why Common Core (Part 2)

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast — and part two of the series on Common Core — RiShawn Biddle explains to families the math standards, the controversy surrounding them, and…

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast — and part two of the series on Common Core — RiShawn Biddle explains to families the math standards, the controversy surrounding them, and why they can help all kids gain the numeracy they need for lifelong success. Contrary to the arguments of Common Core foes such as James Milgram and the Pioneer Institute, the math standards provide the scaffold needed to develop comprehensive college -preparatory curricula and guide high-quality teaching kids need to do well in higher education, career, and civil society.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle Radio or download directly to your mobile or desktop device. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunesBlubrryZune Marketplace, Stitcher, and PodBean.

 

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Why Common Core (Part 1)

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle starts a four-part series explaining Common Core reading and math standards as well as why families (as well as others) should help…

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle starts a four-part series explaining Common Core reading and math standards as well as why families (as well as others) should help implement them. This week, RiShawn focuses on Common Core’s reading standards, explaining how the clear-yet-flexible approach to guiding the development of curricula and teaching (along with emphasis on both works of fiction and nonfiction) can help children attain the literacy they need and deserve for lifelong success.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle Radio or download directly to your mobile or desktop device. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunesBlubrryZune Marketplace, Stitcher, and PodBean.

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Opening Bell: Sept. 30 Edition

On this inaugural edition of Dropout Nation‘s Opening Bell, RiShawn Biddle takes a look at the lack of impact of the threatened federal shutdown on American public education, opines on…

On this inaugural edition of Dropout Nation‘s Opening Bell, RiShawn Biddle takes a look at the lack of impact of the threatened federal shutdown on American public education, opines on what U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan should say in his speech on Tuesday, talks about how the Affordable Care Act will fuel systemic reform, and discusses an upcoming debate on the importance of Common Core reading and math standards.

Watch the Opening Bell on the site, download, or watch on RiShawn Biddle’s video page. You can also subscribe to this series. It is also available on iTunes, Blubrry, Zune Marketplace, Stitcher, and PodBean. Also download to your phone with other mobile software.

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The Dropout Nation Podcast: 9 Keys to Powering Reform

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle considers nine important lessons new players and established reformers must keep in mind in order to transform education for all children. All…

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle considers nine important lessons new players and established reformers must keep in mind in order to transform education for all children. All within the movement must keep these keys in mind, including keeping eye on the goal of helping all children gain the knowledge they need to write their own stories, to the importance of leading by conscience instead of by consensus.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle Radio or download directly to your mobile or desktop device. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunesBlubrryZune Marketplace, Stitcher, and PodBean.

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