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 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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Posted Oct. 8, 2018

Episode 18: ‘Hard Words’ (feat. Emily Hanford)

In this episode, we discuss the science-backed methodology for teaching kids how to read and why schools are not using it. Our guest, Emily Hanford…

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Posted Oct. 1, 2018
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Episode 17: We Talk About ‘America to Me’ (ft. LeeAndra Khan and Tracy Dell’Angela)

In this episode we chat about the STARZ docuseries “America to Me” which examines racial, economic and class issues at Oak Park River Forest High…

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Posted Sep. 10, 2018

Episode 16: Back To School (ft. Samantha Brown Olivieri)

There are many ways that parents can engage with their kids’ education. However there are few resources available to help parents make the biggest possible…

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Posted Aug. 28, 2018

Episode 15: When School Discipline and Implicit Bias Collide (ft. Miriam Rollin and Sharif El-Mekki)

In this episode, we discuss the potential rescinding of the Obama-era guidance on school discipline and what it means for the fight to make education…

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Posted July 29, 2018

Episode 14: The Stripping Away of Civil Rights (ft. Laura Waters)

In this episode, we sit down with our friend and colleague Laura Waters to discuss the stripping away of civil rights protections for students with…

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Posted Feb. 13, 2019

Before Trump Jr. Calls Me a ‘Loser Teacher,’ How About He Steps Inside My Classroom?

It was in my junior English III class during third period when I observed two junior girls, on fundamentally opposite sides of the political aisle,…

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Posted Feb. 14, 2019

This New Report Shows How Parents and Teachers Can Work Together

As a parent, I want my children to love learning and succeed academically. But even though I work full-time in education, I don’t always feel…

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Posted Feb. 14, 2019

Black Lives Matter in Schools This Month and Every Damn Month

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, I had the honor of speaking at the Black Lives Matter in Schools Week of Action rally. The audience was…

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