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From the Podcast: Rethinking the public school experience

Male teacher with a young male student using a digital tablet, related to the We Love Schools podcast on rethinking public schools

November 6, 2017

Moving Beyond the Classroom Walls: Rethinking Public School

In the latest episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Dave Palzet, superintendent of Pleasantdale Elementary District 107 in Illinois. Gagne and Dr. Palzet discuss how educators are moving beyond classroom walls and rethinking public school.

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From the Podcast: Public schools and politics

Photo of a row between two rows of desks, a thumbnail for the We Love Schools podcast about public schools and politics

November 6, 2017

The intersection of public schools and politics

In the latest episode of We Love Schools, host Joel Gagne speaks with Eric Waldo, who was the Chief of Staff for President Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, about public schools and politics. Waldo was the Executive Director for Reach Higher, an initiative started by Michelle Obama, and he is now the Executive Vice President for Education at Civic Nation.

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From the Podcast: The next four years for public education

Children running through the hall in a public school

September 11, 2017

The future of public education

In this episode of the We Love Schools Podcast, host Joel Gagne talks with Marlon Marshall, a founding partner at 270 Strategies, about the 2016 presidential election and what’s to come for schools, both politically and legislatively. Marshall served as Special Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Director in the Obama White House Office of Public Engagement, where he led on-the-ground enrollment for the Affordable Care Act.

In the 2016 election, public education, usually a hot-button topic, took a backseat to other debates. Marshall expects much the same in 2020, when President Trump is likely to seek re-election.
But he says those discussions around education can take place locally.

“I think education is really really important,” he says. “I think if we could get candidates to really start talking about that and… tie it to people’s economic futures and why education is important, I do think there’s a lot that can be done at the local level.”

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From the Podcast: Talking with John Gould, Principal at Dartmouth High School

Episode 8 of We Love Schools Podcast: The importance of public schools, a conversation with John Gould

February 8, 2016

In this week’s episode, Joel speaks with John Gould, the principal of Dartmouth High School in Dartmouth Massachusetts about the impact of his own schooling, teaching independent thinking, and the power of public education.|

“Today, we don’t have all the answers but we aren’t ignoring the questions and we’re trying to address them. And that’s empowering.” — John Gould

The Impact of Public Education

Diagnosed early on with a language learning disability, John was sent by taxi at the tender age of four to receive special help to learn how to speak. His experiences left him with an immense feeling of gratitude for the teachers and adults in his life who helped him persevere through his own learning challenges. These feelings inspired John throughout his education and now in how he helps educate. He sees public education as crucial and adept at not only helping students with learning challenges but also addressing the social/emotional issues in their lives.

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West Clermont advocates for public schools

October 29, 2015

There was a full house at the West Clermont Public School Advocacy kickoff meeting, held Oct. 14 in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Center at Glen Este High School.

The meeting was led by West Clermont Local School District Superintendent Keith Kline, who encouraged school staff, parents, students and community members to learn more about the effect that charter schools have on public education.

“As you know, public education has been under fire for a long time now. Funding continues to dwindle, we send more and more of our resources to poorly performing, for-profit charter schools and the entire teaching profession continues to be demeaned,” Kline said in an email.

He added, “While there has been some movement in Columbus around charter school accountability, there are still major issues around funding, evaluation of teachers, the burden of assessments and the destruction of public education as we know it. Enough is enough!”

 

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