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April 7, 2014 standard

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle takes a look at a new study on the impact of advanced curricula on the achievement of kindergarten students, and explains why all children need challenging, comprehensive college-preparatory curricula.

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.

April 1, 2014 standard

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle explains why we must take it personally — and even call people and their ideas on the carpet by name — in order to advance systemic reform. Failed ideas, policies, and practices have real consequences, especially for young men and women who look like our own children.

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.

March 25, 2014 standard

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle analyzes the latest arguments by traditionalists for advancing integration as school reform, and explains why it doesn’t work. Expanding school choice and Parent Power laws, along with addressing the nation’s education crisis, will do more than socioeconomic integration to help poor and minority families gain high-quality education for the children they love.

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.

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.

 

March 7, 2014 standard

On this edition of On the Road – and excerpt from this week’s SXSWEdu panel — RiShawn Biddle joins education entrepreneur Gideon Stein, School of One founder Joel Rose, and Tim Hudson of DreamBox Learning at SXSWEdu to discuss the technology challenges of implementing Common Core standards. Addressing the technical challenges of helping teachers and schools implement Common Core is even more critical to the success of the standards than the political debates going on now.

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

February 28, 2014 standard

On this week’s special Dropout Nation Podcast,  RiShawn Biddle takes a look at the Obama Administration’s counterproductive effort to eviscerate No Child and explains why it is wreaking havoc on systemic reform our children deserve. It’s time for the President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to stop this incoherent, intellectually indefensible, and morally unacceptable warping of federal education policy.

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. A new Dropout Nation Podcast debuts on Sunday.