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Category: Issues Facing Schools Today

From the Podcast: The importance of diversity in schools

The importance of diversity in schools, photo of a group of diverse students, Allerton Hill Consulting

March 2, 2018

Discussing the importance of diversity in schools with Gail Kist-Kline

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne is joined by Gail Kist-Kline, the superintendent of Mason City Schools in the Cincinnati area. Gail has spent more than 30 years in public education and has experienced how schools view and internalize the idea of diversity. The two discuss the importance of diversity in schools and how it’s essential to a school’s success. 

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From the Podcast: Navigating school board politics

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February 26, 2018

Discussing navigating school board politics with Mike Ward

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, former Representative Mike Ward joins Joel Gagne to talk about navigating school board politics. 

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From the Podcast: Effective school communication

Effective school communication, group of students at a bake sale

February 20, 2018

Discussing effective school communication with Heidi Feller

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Heidi Feller, Chief Inspirational Officer for #SocialSchool4EDU. The two chat about some of the best practices schools can utilize in telling their stories and inspiring their communities. The two chat about effective school communication and how compelling stories drive the best communication strategies.

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From the Podcast: Diversity in schools

Diversity in Schools, Allerton Hill Consulting, group of diverse high school students

February 16, 2018

Discussing diversity in schools with Dr. Creg Williams

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Creg E. Williams, the Superintendent of Schools for Thornton Fractional High School District 215 in Illinois. The two discuss the opportunities and challenges of diversity in schools.

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From the Podcast: Pre-K in public schools

Pre-K in public schools, group of students laying in the grass together and smiling

February 12, 2018

Discussing pre-K in public schools with Janine Levin

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Janine Levin, who teaches pre-K at Maury Elementary School in the Washington, D.C. Public Schools system.

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From the Podcast: Diversity in public schools

Diversity in public schools with Dr. Todd Hoadley of Dublin City Schools, group of diverse kindergarteners smiling together

February 8, 2018

Discussing diversity in public schools with Dr. Todd Hoadley

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Todd Hoadley, the superintendent of Dublin City Schools in Ohio, about diversity in public schools.

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From the Podcast: How strong communications help in hurricanes

Strong communications help in hurricanes, We Love Schools podcast, team of people working on a strategy

February 1, 2018

Discussing how strong communications help in hurricanes with Greg Turchetta

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne is joined by Greg Turchetta, Executive Director of Communications and Community Engagement at Collier County Public Schools in Florida. Greg and Joel discuss how strong communications help in hurricanes.

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From the Podcast: Being a child with a superintendent parent

Being a child with a superintendent parent, Allerton Hill Consulting, group of high school students looking at their papers smiling and looking surprised

January 29, 2018

Discussing being a child with a superintendent parent with Lindsey Imhoff

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Joel Gagne speaks with Lindsey Imhoff, whose father Paul Imhoff serves as superintendent at Upper Arlington Schools near Columbus, Ohio. The two chat about being a child with a superintendent parent.

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From the Podcast: Addressing poverty in schools

Addressing poverty in schools, We Love Schools podcast, image featuring empty classroom

January 25, 2018

Addressing poverty in schools with Luke Shaefer

We Love Schools host Joel Gagne speaks with Luke Shaefer, Professor of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, about addressing poverty in schools. The two discuss what can be done to help all children reach their full potential.

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From the Podcast: Music education in schools

Music education in schools and its value, two girls smiling while playing instruments

January 9, 2018

Discussing the value of music education in schools with Nick Jaworski

We Love Schools host Joel Gagne speaks with Nick Jaworski, former music teacher and current podcaster, about music education in schools and its value. The two discuss the benefit of both music education and the arts as well as the right and wrong ways to make the case for music and arts in schools.

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