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 May 28, 2019

Episode 28: Once a Parent Activist, Always a Parent Activist (feat. Chris Stewart)

In this episode, we speak with Chris Stewart, CEO of Education Post, about education reform. We discuss why education reform has become a bad word…

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Posted May 10, 2019

Episode 27: Is Your State Serving Black Students? (ft. EdTrust)

In this episode, Andrew H. Nichols and Shaun R. Harper join us to discuss the recent EdTrust report Broken Mirrors: Black Student Representation at Public State…

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Posted Apr. 12, 2019

Episode 26: Making Sex With Students a Crime (ft. Erika Sanzi)

In this episode, Erika Sanzi joins us to discuss the Rhode Island house bill (HB 5817) that would make sex between school employees and students…

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Posted Apr. 3, 2019

Episode 25: Should Public Dollars Go Towards Private School Choice?

In this episode, we speak with ExcelinEd CEO and executive director of foundation for Florida’s Future Patricia Levesque about the expansion of the Florida voucher…

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Posted Mar. 13, 2019

Episode 24: Strengthening and Diversifying the Teacher Workforce ft. Kate Walsh

Our guest for this episode is Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). We discuss the NCTQ’s surprising findings in their…

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Posted Dec. 21, 2018

Episode 23: The Opportunity Myth

In this episode, we discuss The Opportunity Myth: a report by the TNTP dispels the myth that all students have the same opportunity to attain…

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Posted Dec. 3, 2018

Episode 22: Live From the Black Male Educators Convening (Part II feat. Peggy Brookins)

This is the second of two episodes from the Black Male Educators Convening (BMEC) in Philadelphia. In this episode, we talk to high school student Noor…

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Posted Nov. 19, 2018

Episode 21: Live From the Black Male Educators Convening (Part I feat. Dr. William Hite)

This is the first of two episodes from the Black Male Educators Convening (BMEC) in Philadelphia. In this episode, we talk to Philadelphia schools superintendent Dr.…

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Posted Nov. 5, 2018

Episode 20: We Talk About Florida and the Charter School Beatdown (feat. Sam Duell)

In this episode, we speak with Sam Duell, Associate Policy Director for Charter Schools at the Foundation for Excellence in Education. We bust common myths…

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Posted Oct. 22, 2018

Episode 19: Football and Literacy (feat. Vesia Wilson-Hawkins)

In this episode, we sit down with our colleague Vesia Wilson-Hawkins to discuss what it would be like if parents got as fired up about…

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It’s nearly summer, and while for most that means the end of a school year, for many it also means transition. Preschoolers transition to kindergarten,…

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Posted June 19, 2019

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“Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” While many Americans are waiting with baited breath for July 4,…

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On a rainy day in May of 2018, I toured a public school in northern Pennsylvania. Most of the students were eligible for free lunch.…

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