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March 18, 2014 standard

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle pays attention to Bill Gates’ defense of Common Core, and explains why the Microsoft cofounder is correct, both about the importance of the reading and math standards in helping all children succeed, as well as speaking truth to opponents of the standards who stand amorally against brighter futures for our kids.

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 iTunesBlubrry, Stitcher, and PodBean.

 

December 2, 2013 standard

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast — and part four of the series on Common Core — RiShawn Biddle explains three critical challenges to implementing Common Core reading and math standards — and how families can help reformers overcome them starting with the classroom.

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 iTunesBlubrry, Stitcher, and PodBean.

 

November 11, 2013 audio

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.

 

October 20, 2013 audio

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.

 

October 6, 2013 audio

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.