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The Importance of Challenge

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The Dropout Nation Podcast

RiShawn Biddle

Alexandria, Virginia

Description: Coverage of the reform of American Public Education and the nation's dropout crisis. Edited by RiShawn Biddle

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The Importance of Challenge

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On this week’s , RiShawn Biddle takes a look at a new study on the impact of advanced curricula on the achievement of kindergarten students, and explains why all children need challenging, comprehensive college-preparatory curricula.

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The Dropout Nation Podcast: Take Reform Personally

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On this week's Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle explains why we must take it personally -- and even call people and their ideas on the carpet by name -- in order to advance systemic reform. Failed ideas, policies, and practices have real consequences, especially for young men and women who loo...

The Dropout Nation Podcast: Beyond Zip Code

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On this week's Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle analyzes the latest arguments by traditionalists for advancing integration as school reform, and explains why it doesn't work. Expanding school choice and Parent Power laws, along with addressing the nation's education crisis, will do more than s...

Open the Gates to Common Core

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On this week's Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle pays attention to Bill Gates' defense of Common Core, and explains why the Microsoft cofounder is correct, both about the importance of the reading and math standards in helping all children succeed, as well as speaking truth to opponents of the...

On the Road: Common Core’s Tech Challenges

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On this edition of On the Road -- and excerpt from this week's SXSWEdu panel (http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP17347) -- RiShawn Biddle joins education entrepreneur Gideon Stein, School of One founder Joel Rose, and Tim Hudson of DreamBox Learning at SXSWEdu to discuss the technology cha...

Beyond No Child Waivers

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On this week’s special Dropout Nation Podcast,  RiShawn Biddle takes a look at the Obama Administration's counterproductive effort to eviscerate No Child and explains why it is wreaking havoc on systemic reform our children deserve. It's time for the President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of E...

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