Dr. Kent McGuire | Why Are Black Boys Being Expelled At Such A High Rate?

January 23, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Kent McGuire, President + CEO, Southern Education Foundation

  • Addressing the issue of expulsion of black boys at a rate higher than all others 

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy

Dr. James Johnson | Mediating Institutions Are Vital To Student Success! (18:00)

January 22, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. James Johnson, Professor & Demographer, Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 

  • The importance of mediating institutions 

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Candis Dawson | High School Diploma and a GED Are Not the Same… (17:00)

January 20, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Candis Dawson, Director, Goodwill Industries EXCEL Center

  • Get a High School Diploma vs. a GED
  • It is never too late for non-traditional students to get a high school diploma

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy

Dr. W.W. Herenton | “Education in America is BIG Business” (27:00)

January 18, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

  • Dr. W.W. Herenton, CEO, DuBois Charter Consortium (Former Memphis Mayor & School Superintendent)  

    • What is "Education Reform" and what are they talking about?
    • We are in the midst of the privatization of education. 
    • Education Reform and The Problems with the System

 Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy! 

Dr. Gwen Kelley | A Real Conversation on Cultural Competency (14:00)

January 18, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Gwen Kelley, Education Consultant, Indiana Equity Project, Indiana University

  • Understanding Cultural Competency and how it fits in the classroom
  • What to expect from the new administration

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy

Dr. Tracy D. Hall | Community Colleges Are Not The 13th Grade! (19:00)

January 16, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Tracy Hall, President, Southwest TN Community College (Memphis, TN)

  • Community colleges are very dynamic and are worth checking out
  • Teaching is our Focus

On this show, we dig into Dr. Griffin's school turnaround work and the needs of urban youth.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Dr. Sharon Griffin | Failing Urban Schools Need More Than $$$ (17:00)

January 14, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Sharon Griffin, Chief of Schools, Shelby County Schools (Memphis, TN)

  • What is requires to turn around a failing urban school
  • Wrap around services are critical

On this show, we dig into Dr. Griffin's school turnaround work and the needs of urban youth.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Dr. Candice McQueen | ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) & Failing Schools (17:00)

January 11, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Candice McQueen, Commissioner of Education, State of Tennessee

  • Let's Talk ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and what does it actually mean. 
  • ASD (Achievement School District) and why is it necessary.

This series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Yetta Lewis & Marcus Robinson | The Intersection of Poverty & Education ( 24:00 )

January 10, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Yetta Lewis, CEO & Co-Founder, Gestalt Community Schools 

Dr. Marcus Robinson, CEO, Memphis Education Fund

  • Poverty's impact on education and the classroom

 Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Soledad O’Brien | My Thoughts on Education Reform…

January 9, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Soledad O'Brien, CEO, Starfish Media, formerly of CNN

  • My thoughts on Education Reform
  • What Starfish Media is doing with girls 

On this show, we dig into Soledad's commitment to education and the education of urban youth, especially girls.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

David Silver | When City Government Makes A Commitment to its Children! (27:00)

January 6, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

David Silver, Director of Education, City of Oakland, California

  • Something needed to be done in Oakland
  • The Oakland Promise Initiative

On this show, we cover a lot of territory.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Dr. Carol Johnson | Great Schools Have Great Leaders Period!

January 4, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Carol Johnson, Executive Director, New Leaders for New Schools - South Region

  • Great Schools Have Great Leaders
  • We need more males in the classroom, especially black males 
  • Urban public schools need excellent leaders, it is critical to their success

On this show, we cover a lot of territory.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Mendell Grinter | Keeping the Community on Point and the Students Engaged!

January 4, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Mendell Grinter, Executive Director, Campaign for School Equity

  • The importance of keeping the community informed
  • The role of city government in community engagement 

On this show, we cover a lot of territory.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Victor Evans | Can We Get Parents Engaged?

January 4, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Victor Evans, State Outreach Director, TennesseeCAN

  • Parental Engagement

On this show, we cover a lot of territory.  Enjoy!

Tomeka Hart, Dr. Kent McGuire & Tequilla Banks | Great Teachers Are Essential To Success in Public Education

January 1, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guests for this show: 

  1. Tomeka Hart, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  2. Dr. Kent McGuire, President & CEO, Southern Education Foundation
  3. Tequilla Banks, Executive Vice President, TNTP (formerly "The New Teachers Project")

On this show, we are tackling the issues of Education Reform, specifically teacher quality, development and recruitment,equity and providing students with the necessary resources. Enjoy!

Dr. James Johnson | Public Education Re-Imagined

December 31, 2016
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. James Johnson, Professor & Demographer, Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 

  • Urban Education Re-Imagined!!!
  • Creating a 21st Century Model for Public Education (Evidence Based)

On this show, we cover a lot of territory.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Dr. Tracy D. Hall | Closing The Skills Gap

December 31, 2016
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Tracy D. Hall, President, Southwest TN Community College

  • Workforce Development: Creating a career-ready workforce at community colleges
  • Closing the middle skills gap and the role of community colleges

On this show, we cover a lot of territory.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Baruti Kafele | Cultural Competence in the Classroom.

December 31, 2016
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Baruti Kafele, Education Consultant  ( Principal Kafele )

  • Teaching today's young males
  • School leadership is critical to success of an urban school

On this show, we cover a lot of territory.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

Dr. Marcus Robinson | We Must Pay Teachers More Money!

December 30, 2016
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

  • Dr. Marcus Robinson, CEO, Memphis Education Fund (Former Founder & CEO of Tindley Charter Schools)

    • The dire need for committed, qualified and engaged teachers
    • Effectively recruiting professional teachers

On this show, we cover a lot of territory.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

W.W. Herenton | Charter Schools, Education Reform and Juvenile Justice

December 29, 2016
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

  • W.W. Herenton, CEO, DuBois Charter Consortium (Former Memphis Mayor & School Superintendent)

    • The Importance of Charter Schools and Why They Are Needed
    • Education Reform and The Problems with the System
    • Juvenile Justice and How We Can Make a Difference

On this show, we cover a lot of territory.  Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!