Podcast Ep. 63 “Meet Virginia’s School Board Member Alliance” With Guests Sherri Story and Cheryl Facciani

Did you know that one school board association has monopolized Virginia for the past 116 years? Well, a group of people decided that should change. Today on The State of Education, Melvin talks to Sherri Story and Cheryl Facciani, who are part of the team behind Virginia’s new School Board Member Alliance. Sherri and

By |2023-04-26T16:34:49-04:00April 26th, 2023|Government, Interviews, Podcast Episodes|0 Comments

Podcast Ep. 62 “Can Local School Boards Win Back Education?” With Guest Veronica Gemma

Listen in on part two of our conversation with Veronica Gemma! Are America’s school boards too far gone? Are we fighting a losing battle? Veronica Gemma has faced it all: discouragement, accusations, and pushback from her community and local school board colleagues. But she wanted transparency, so she decided to step up and challenge

By |2023-04-19T14:51:35-04:00April 19th, 2023|Government, Instruction, Interviews, Podcast Episodes|0 Comments

Podcast Ep. 60 “Rural Schools: Small Classrooms, Big Results” With Guest Robert Mitchell

Rural schools are often tiny—sometimes with only a dozen students per school—but they produce some of the most brilliant kids in America. Do small classrooms and close-knit communities offer something big public schools could never offer? Our guest today, Robert Mitchell, is a rural school teacher and college professor. In his small Colorado school,

Podcast Ep. 59 “Arizona Leads the Way in Personalized Education” With Guest Jenny Clark

Are accessible school choice options actually practical? Or, for that matter, even possible? Jenny Clark is—first and foremost—a mom. But she’s also the founder of Love Your School, a non-profit in Arizona that empowers parents and educators to make choices about the education plan that works for them and their kids. Today on The

By |2023-03-30T02:01:41-04:00March 29th, 2023|Facilities, Instruction, Interviews, Podcast Episodes|0 Comments
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