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Carving a Career Path: a Case Example for Lowering the Dropout Rate in Columbia County

Talking with leaders from the Central Columbia School District, we’ll hear about how one district has created the Career Pathways high school, a unique program that creates a spark, and leads students to meaningful professional paths.

Understanding the Generations

Talking with author, speaker, consultant and generational studies authority Chuck Underwood, this episode is centered around today’s living generations and pre-generation (the current K-12 student populace) and how they communicate, learn, live, and work based on distinct core values and experiences.

Early Intervention and Suicide Prevention in Schools

As second in our series on suicide prevention; this episode is focused on the importance of early intervention and upstream approaches. To help us understand this complex and potentially grave topic, we’ll talk with Dr. Perri Rosen with the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Department of Human Services.

Empowered Teachers will Empower Their Students

Host Annette Stevenson talks with Dr. Robyn Jackson, keynote speaker, educator, author, and founder of Mindsteps, Inc. a company that offers workshops, courses, online resources and consulting in support of empowered educators and the students they teach.

Learning Transformed – Technology Best Used

Host Annette Stevenson talks with Thomas C. Murray, director of innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, about how technology plays a role in personalized learning, and how educators can be empowered, to in turn, empower their students.

Kindness and Compassion vs. Bullying and Violence: A Sustainable Solution for Schools

Host Annette Stevenson talks with Darrell Scott, writer and founder of Rachel’s Challenge. Creating a school climate less susceptible to harassment, bullying and violence is possible. Darrell will talk about the impact of fear and harassment and likewise the difference that can be made through kindness and respect.

Maximizing instruction through online learning with Khan Academy

Our guests in this episode, Jason Hovey, director of school partnerships with Khan Academy, a non-profit organization, and Dr. David Baugh, superintendent of schools for the Centennial School District join us to take a multi-perspective look at how online learning can fit into the needs of diverse and unique learning communities.

An interview with Dr. G. Terry Madonna, columnist, political commentator and host of Pennsylvania Newsmakers, the state’s premier politics and public policy interview and commentary television show

Dr. G. Terry Madonna joins podcast host, Annette Gray covering topics pertaining to education funding, the upcoming gubernatorial election, the impact of the female vote, and the evolving political landscape.