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Getting Smart Podcast

Getting Smart

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Getting Smart Podcast
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The Getting Smart Podcast covers topics in K-12, HigherEd and lifelong learning. Episodes cover developments in research, technology, entrepreneurs, methods and more to bring listeners some of the most informing, insightful and innovative strategies around education today.

Latest Episodes

221 - Benno Schmidt on Leading Yale, Fixing CUNY, & Launching the Whittle School

Today, the Getting Smart team is bringing you an interview with Benno Schmidt. Benno served as President of Yale University, the Dean of Columbia University Law School, and the CEO and Chairman of Edison Schools (now EdisonLearning). Currently, Benno serves as the Co-Chair of the Global Advisory Board at Whittle School and Studios. He also currently chairs the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York, the largest urban public university in the world.

30 MIN4 days ago
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221 - Benno Schmidt on Leading Yale, Fixing CUNY, & Launching the Whittle School

220 - Abby Falik on the Benefits of Global Service

Today the team is talking with Abby Falik, the founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year. Abby grew up with parents committed to traveling the world — and never the usual tourist traps. After high school, she wanted to get close to the issues that she really cared about but couldn’t get into the Peace Corps without a college degree. Abby quickly realized there just wasn’t a good option for high school graduates to learn and serve abroad, and soon, it became her life’s mission to fix that.

34 MIN1 weeks ago
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220 - Abby Falik on the Benefits of Global Service

219 - Susan Patrick on Transforming Education Systems for Equitable High-Quality Learning

Today the Getting Smart team is bringing you an episode with none other than Susan Patrick, the President and CEO of iNACOL. For the past 14 years, Susan has led the international advocacy organization known as iNACOL. At iNACOL, they seak the transformation of education systems and advocate for breakthrough policies and practices that ensure high-quality learning for all.

38 MIN2 weeks ago
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219 - Susan Patrick on Transforming Education Systems for Equitable High-Quality Learning

218 - How Dallas Independent School District is Moving the Needle for Students in Texas, with DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa

Today’s guest is Michael Hinojosa, the Superintendent of Schools in Dallas, Texas. Dallas, Texas is also where Michael grew up and went to school, the same town his own children went to school in, and also where he has taught and coached for many years. DISD is a rapidly growing school district with 150,000 students in 230 schools. Hinojosa has a thoughtful Board, a strong team, and is in his 10th year as Superintendent — all reasons education in Dallas keeps on getting better!

22 MIN3 weeks ago
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218 - How Dallas Independent School District is Moving the Needle for Students in Texas, with DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa

217 - How Educators Can Positively Impact a Child’s Cognitive Development with Dr. Pamela Cantor

In today’s episode, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Pamela Cantor, M.D., a leading expert on childhood development. Dr. Cantor has practiced child psychiatry for nearly two decades and originally studied the impact of trauma on childhood development at Cornell. After 9/11, New York City asked her to counsel children struggling in the aftermath.

44 MINAUG 16
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217 - How Educators Can Positively Impact a Child’s Cognitive Development with Dr. Pamela Cantor

216 - Don Wettrick on Teaching Entrepreneurship

In today’s episode, the team will be speaking with Don Wettrick, the founder and President of STARTedUP Foundation!

34 MINAUG 14
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216 - Don Wettrick on Teaching Entrepreneurship

215 - Connie Yowell & Paul LeBlanc on Extending Access to Higher Ed from Chicago to Rwanda

Today’s episode features a fascinating interview with Connie Yowell and Paul LeBlanc. In the most interesting deal of 2018, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), the leading online university, and LRNG, the leading out-of-school learning platform, merged. Connie Yowell, CEO of LRNG and EVP of SNHU, saw the merger as an opportunity to establish meaningful pathways to the middle class for youth that needs them most.

43 MINAUG 9
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215 - Connie Yowell & Paul LeBlanc on Extending Access to Higher Ed from Chicago to Rwanda

214 - Peter Janzow on the Digital Credential Revolution

Peter started his education career as a textbook salesman, 35 years ago. When it looked like the digital revolution would bring print to an end, Peter built an auto-grading platform and licensed it to publishers. He sold the company and then got laid off. He found himself with a lot of skills and great experiences but no credentials. That fueled a passion for lifelong learning and ways to communicate new capabilities.

31 MINAUG 7
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214 - Peter Janzow on the Digital Credential Revolution

213 - How the KIPP Foundation is Helping Students Nationwide Get Through College, with CEO Richard Barth

Today, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Richard Barth, CEO of KIPP and Chairman of the Board at Braven. Prior to these roles, he also worked with Teach for America from 1989-1996, was President of District Partnerships for Edison Schools for seven years, and served as a Member of the Board at General Assembly.

41 MINJUL 31
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213 - How the KIPP Foundation is Helping Students Nationwide Get Through College, with CEO Richard Barth

212 - Teach for America: Helping All Kids Receive the Education They Deserve, with CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard

Imagine following one of the most recognizable CEOs in the world and taking on an organization that was shrinking and was facing financial and political pressure. Elisa did just that in 2013, following Wendy Kopp as CEO of Teach for America. She cut 40% from the central budget and rejuvenated the organization, ensuring that all 51 TFA programs are connected to their local community.

33 MINJUL 26
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212 - Teach for America: Helping All Kids Receive the Education They Deserve, with CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard

Latest Episodes

221 - Benno Schmidt on Leading Yale, Fixing CUNY, & Launching the Whittle School

Today, the Getting Smart team is bringing you an interview with Benno Schmidt. Benno served as President of Yale University, the Dean of Columbia University Law School, and the CEO and Chairman of Edison Schools (now EdisonLearning). Currently, Benno serves as the Co-Chair of the Global Advisory Board at Whittle School and Studios. He also currently chairs the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York, the largest urban public university in the world.

30 MIN4 days ago
Comments
221 - Benno Schmidt on Leading Yale, Fixing CUNY, & Launching the Whittle School

220 - Abby Falik on the Benefits of Global Service

Today the team is talking with Abby Falik, the founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year. Abby grew up with parents committed to traveling the world — and never the usual tourist traps. After high school, she wanted to get close to the issues that she really cared about but couldn’t get into the Peace Corps without a college degree. Abby quickly realized there just wasn’t a good option for high school graduates to learn and serve abroad, and soon, it became her life’s mission to fix that.

34 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
220 - Abby Falik on the Benefits of Global Service

219 - Susan Patrick on Transforming Education Systems for Equitable High-Quality Learning

Today the Getting Smart team is bringing you an episode with none other than Susan Patrick, the President and CEO of iNACOL. For the past 14 years, Susan has led the international advocacy organization known as iNACOL. At iNACOL, they seak the transformation of education systems and advocate for breakthrough policies and practices that ensure high-quality learning for all.

38 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
219 - Susan Patrick on Transforming Education Systems for Equitable High-Quality Learning

218 - How Dallas Independent School District is Moving the Needle for Students in Texas, with DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa

Today’s guest is Michael Hinojosa, the Superintendent of Schools in Dallas, Texas. Dallas, Texas is also where Michael grew up and went to school, the same town his own children went to school in, and also where he has taught and coached for many years. DISD is a rapidly growing school district with 150,000 students in 230 schools. Hinojosa has a thoughtful Board, a strong team, and is in his 10th year as Superintendent — all reasons education in Dallas keeps on getting better!

22 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
218 - How Dallas Independent School District is Moving the Needle for Students in Texas, with DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa

217 - How Educators Can Positively Impact a Child’s Cognitive Development with Dr. Pamela Cantor

In today’s episode, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Pamela Cantor, M.D., a leading expert on childhood development. Dr. Cantor has practiced child psychiatry for nearly two decades and originally studied the impact of trauma on childhood development at Cornell. After 9/11, New York City asked her to counsel children struggling in the aftermath.

44 MINAUG 16
Comments
217 - How Educators Can Positively Impact a Child’s Cognitive Development with Dr. Pamela Cantor

216 - Don Wettrick on Teaching Entrepreneurship

In today’s episode, the team will be speaking with Don Wettrick, the founder and President of STARTedUP Foundation!

34 MINAUG 14
Comments
216 - Don Wettrick on Teaching Entrepreneurship

215 - Connie Yowell & Paul LeBlanc on Extending Access to Higher Ed from Chicago to Rwanda

Today’s episode features a fascinating interview with Connie Yowell and Paul LeBlanc. In the most interesting deal of 2018, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), the leading online university, and LRNG, the leading out-of-school learning platform, merged. Connie Yowell, CEO of LRNG and EVP of SNHU, saw the merger as an opportunity to establish meaningful pathways to the middle class for youth that needs them most.

43 MINAUG 9
Comments
215 - Connie Yowell & Paul LeBlanc on Extending Access to Higher Ed from Chicago to Rwanda

214 - Peter Janzow on the Digital Credential Revolution

Peter started his education career as a textbook salesman, 35 years ago. When it looked like the digital revolution would bring print to an end, Peter built an auto-grading platform and licensed it to publishers. He sold the company and then got laid off. He found himself with a lot of skills and great experiences but no credentials. That fueled a passion for lifelong learning and ways to communicate new capabilities.

31 MINAUG 7
Comments
214 - Peter Janzow on the Digital Credential Revolution

213 - How the KIPP Foundation is Helping Students Nationwide Get Through College, with CEO Richard Barth

Today, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Richard Barth, CEO of KIPP and Chairman of the Board at Braven. Prior to these roles, he also worked with Teach for America from 1989-1996, was President of District Partnerships for Edison Schools for seven years, and served as a Member of the Board at General Assembly.

41 MINJUL 31
Comments
213 - How the KIPP Foundation is Helping Students Nationwide Get Through College, with CEO Richard Barth

212 - Teach for America: Helping All Kids Receive the Education They Deserve, with CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard

Imagine following one of the most recognizable CEOs in the world and taking on an organization that was shrinking and was facing financial and political pressure. Elisa did just that in 2013, following Wendy Kopp as CEO of Teach for America. She cut 40% from the central budget and rejuvenated the organization, ensuring that all 51 TFA programs are connected to their local community.

33 MINJUL 26
Comments
212 - Teach for America: Helping All Kids Receive the Education They Deserve, with CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard

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