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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.

September 11, 2013 audio

Photo courtesy of StudentsFirstNY

On this edition of On the Road, RiShawn Biddle joins Shirley Ford of Parent Revolution, and Carrie Remis of Rochester’s Parent Power Project at StudentsFirstNY’s first annual Parent Empowerment Conference to discuss how families can take power in American public education, focus on the opportunities and challenges of taking on traditionalists opposed to systemic reform, and explain how parents can gain the knowledge they need to build cultures of genius for their children.

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 iTunesBlubrryZune Marketplace, Stitcher, and PodBean.

May 19, 2012 standard

As the countdown begins for the first annual Summer of Transforming Education fundraising campaign for grassroots reform groups coming this Memorial Day, watch this month’s On the Road podcast featuring Connecticut Parents Union President (and Dropout Nation Contributing Editor) Gwen Samuel’s testimony before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee. Learn how Parent Power and school choice are critical aspects of to help all children succeed in school and in life. (Connecticut Parents Union, which helped pass Nutmeg State Gov Dan Malloy’s array of reforms, is one of the organizations Dropout Nation will ask you to support, either as a Champion of Parent Power member or through a generous donation.)

Watch On the Road on the site or download. You can also subscribe to this series and to the overall Dropout Nation Podcast series. It is also available on iTunes, Blubrry, Zune Marketplace and PodBean. Also download to your phone with BlackBerry podcast software, Google Reader, BeyondPod, DoggCatcher and other mobile software.

January 18, 2012 standard

On this inaugural edition of On the Road with Dropout Nation, Editor RiShawn Biddle speaks at last week’s Restoring Excellence in Education conference on the importance of expanding school choice, enacting Parent Trigger laws, and improving school data so that families can exercise their rightful roles as lead decision-makers in education. Now, more than ever, it will take armies of parents to help solve the nation’s education crisis and help all kids succeed.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle’s radio page or download directly to your iPod, Zune, MP3 player, smartphone, Nook Color or Kindle.  Also, subscribe to the Conversation podcast series and the overall Dropout Nation Podcast series. It is also available on iTunes, Blubrry, the Education Podcast NetworkZune Marketplace and PodBean. Also download to your phone with BlackBerry podcast software and Google Reader.