Voices4Ed | A Different Conversation About Public Education

  • Podcast of my dreams!
    November 3, 2017 by Swag momma from United States

    Great job, Ikhlas and Lane. Excellent topics and extremely well-executed!

  • Excited to hear the next one!
    October 26, 2017 by Alma Vivian from United States

    I’m a mom and organizer AND so excited for more!!!

  • Love it!
    October 26, 2017 by Good School Hunting from United States

    Love the mix of substance, knowledge, humor, and and a concerted focus on what's best for kids.

  • Heck of a start
    October 26, 2017 by res8323 from United States

    What an excellent start to a vital conversation!

  • An ed talk you'll want to join
    October 23, 2017 by DenverRise from United States

    So nice to listen to everyday people talking about everyday things happening in our public schools. Whether you're a parent, a teacher or a student, not only can you relate to the hosts, you wanna add your two cents right along with them!

  • Been waiting for something like this
    October 23, 2017 by gordonwrightmusic from United States

    I care a lot about education and schools but feel like the other podcasts on this topic are either for policy wonks or classroom teachers, and nothing in between. These hosts really bring everyone in on what matters for public schools, they're really easy for anyone to relate to. Looking forward to seeing who else they interview.

  • So excited for more!
    October 16, 2017 by ValeVale6288 from United States

    This episode is a great kickoff to what will surely be an amazing podcast. So excited for the thoughtful conversations Ikhlas and Lane are going to bring their listeners!

Hosted by Ikhlas Saleem and Lane Wright

Voices4Ed is an Education Post podcast where we bring in voices of students, parents, and teachers to talk about what’s really happening in our public schools. It’s a different conversation about public education.

Posted June 15, 2018

Episode 12: Why Youth Mentoring Increases Opportunities for Kids

In this episode, we interview Torie Weiston-Serdan, educator and founder of the Youth Mentoring Action Network, a non-profit organization that provides mentoring services to young…

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Posted May 23, 2018

Episode 11: We Take a Trip to Denver! (ft. Susana Cordova)

In this episode, Lane and Ikhlas speak with Susana Cordova, deputy superintendent of Denver Public Schools. She started working in Denver over 20 years ago…

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Posted Apr. 19, 2018

Episode 10: What Every First-Generation College Student Needs to Know

In this episode, we explore the experiences and struggles of first-generation college students. First, we hear from our colleague Valentina, Education Post’s chief of staff,…

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Posted Apr. 4, 2018

Episode 09: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Assassination

In this episode, Ikhlas and Lane are joined by the founder of Campaign for School Equity, Mendell Grinter, to commemorate the date of Dr. Martin…

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Posted Dec. 24, 2017

Episode 08: The Best and Worst Moments of 2017

On our last episode of 2017, we talk about the best and worst moments of the year. From politics to #metoo, from wonderful moments inside…

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

Episode 07: Millennials in Education

Ikhlas goes to D.C. for a panel on millennials in education reform, hosted by the Fordham Institute, and speaks to Alyssa Schwenk, director of external…

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Posted Dec. 5, 2017

Episode 06: Lane Took a Trip to Qatar and Then Found KIPP (ft. Mike Feinberg)

Lane attends the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar, and interviews some of the unique voices at the summit. First, we hear…

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Posted Nov. 20, 2017

Episode 05: A Trip to Planet Mom (ft. Erika Sanzi and Keri Rodrigues)

Today on the podcast we’re talking to two amazing moms of school kids, Erika Sanzi and Keri Rodrigues. How Erika and Keri do it all…

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Posted Nov. 6, 2017

Episode 04: #TeachtheBabies (ft. David Johns and Dr. John King)

We finally got to sit down with David Johns and John B. King Jr. at The Inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening in Philly last month, hosted…

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Posted Oct. 29, 2017

Episode 03: Why We Need More Black Male Educators (ft. Sharif El-Mekki and Vincent Cobb II)

Hear from Black male educators from around the country on why they came to The Inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening in Philly and what we can do to get more Black male educators in the classroom.…

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