KPFA: Education Today [Program Feed]

  • Education Today – June 15, 2018
    Education Today is a radio show hosted by Kitty Kelly Epstein, and airs on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month.
  • Education Today – June 8, 2018
    [caption id="attachment_290009" align="aligncenter" width="481"] [1] Keith Brown, Bret Harte Middle School – Oakland, CA.Source: Education Votes – NEA.[/caption] Keith Brown, the newly elected president of the Oakland Education Association, talks with Kitty Kelly Epstein about his perspective and his work.  Keith is a lifelong Oakland resident, a graduate of Oakland Public Schools, and an enthusiastic teacher.    His mother was an active parent, and he brings a thoroughly Oakland perspective to the position.  He talks about “bargaining for the common good” and building “organic teacher leadership” for the union, and he comments on the “Red State” teacher movement of the past few months [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/OAK3041x-2-2-481×324.jpg
  • Education Today – May 4, 2018
    Education Today is a radio show hosted by Kitty Kelly Epstein, and airs on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month.
  • Education Today – April 27, 2018
    So much is happening in the world of education.  Today we hear from a grassroots Oakland teacher about the organizing to keep an iconic West Oakland school in public hands.    And then we hear from a Chicago teacher who has created two dynamic curriculums – one that uses the movie  “Black Panther” as its basis and the other teaching about “Guns in America.”  These curriculums can be used everywhere
  • Education Today – March 23, 2018
    [1]On Education Today, Kitty Kelly Epstein is in conversation with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings. [2] She is an educational hero. She worked as a classroom teacher in Philadelphia; earned a doctorate at Stanford; and was elected to the Presidency of the American Educational Research Association, the largest research organization in the world. Education Today is a radio show hosted by Kitty Kelly Epstein, and airs on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Gloria-Ladson-Billings-Facebook.jpg [2] https://www.kpfa.org/
  • Latino Student Engagement and Education – Hear Oakland’s dynamic director, Raquel Jimenez
    [1]Oakland has become the first district in the country to have a full Department of Equity.  Its latest addition is the Office of Latino Student Achievement, directed by organizer, educator, and scholar, Raquel Jimenez.  She talks about the vision and the activities of this effort, including recruiting Latino teachers, engaging Latino students and parents, and making the curriculum reflective of Oakland’s real multi-racial reality and history [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/RJ-PLAN-event.jpg
  • Education Today – January 26, 2018
    Innovations in thought and action:  A scholar critiques a new study proposing higher requirements for early childhood educators.  She argues that it decreases community connections and diversity. (http://nepc.colorado.edu/thinktank/review-pre-k)   And a Bay Area educational leader shares fascinating innovations from a social-justice oriented high school. ( http://oaklandstreetacademy.org/)
  • Education Today – January 12, 2018
    How do children actually learn to read?  Is it possible that writing first is the way little children’s brains actually work?  Listen in to hear the latest research on literacy development?
  • Education Today – January 5, 2018
    Education Today is a radio show hosted by Kitty Kelly Epstein, and airs on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month.
  • Oakland Schools, the Back Story on Civil Rights and State Take-overs
    Why are struggles over Oakland schools’ budget and policies always in the news? Is it really because Oakland is irresponsible? Or has it actually been a 30-year struggle about the forcible installation of a state administration that spent $100 million dollars without accountability to Oakland residents?
  • Education Today – November 24, 2017
    Education Today is a radio show hosted by Kitty Kelly Epstein, and airs on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month.
  • The Racial Wealth Gap
    [caption id="attachment_274734" align="aligncenter" width="760"] [1] Source: Institute on Assets and Social Policy – Brandeis University[/caption] Hear Kitty Kelly Epstein talk with scholar, Dr. Thomas Shapiro, about his work on the racial wealth gap. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/shapriohorizontal.jpg
  • Education Today – October 27, 2017
    Education Today is a radio show hosted by Kitty Kelly Epstein, and airs on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month.
  • Jitu Brown in conversation with Kitty Kelly
    Kitty Kelly Epstein interviews Jitu Brown, a leader of the national movement, Journey4Justice. He discusses their long and successful fight to save a historic African-American high school in Chicago, his analysis of the national struggle for racial justice and public education, and their outstanding education platform. (https://www.j4jalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/J4J_Final_Education_Platform.pdf)
  • Discussing the Development of White Allies
    Three professors discuss the development of white allies in a wide-ranging conversation with Host Kitty Kelly Epstein: Dr. Diana Waters is at the Philadelphia Center; Dr. Laura Smith is at Columbia University; and Dr Carla Sherrell is at Naropa University in Colorado.

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