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Episode 65

Youth Development Challenges in Kenya

Airing on: July 14th, 2015

This special Solutions presentation—”Youth Development Challenges in Kenya”—combines education and travelogue as two experts on Kenya share perspectives of their work and research in the country on youth development processes and opportunities, and the myriad challenges for students in Kenya’s K-12 educational system. Dr. Lawrence Allen, has visited Kenya seven times since 2010 as a… Read more »

Episode 64

Family Engagement as a Dropout Prevention Strategy

Aired on: June 9th, 2015

As one of the country’s leading literacy organizations, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), since 1989 has focused on helping families make educational and economic progress by creating and improving family literacy programs. Literacy is at the root of a person’s ability to succeed and studies prove that family, home, and community are the… Read more »

Episode 63

Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Aired on: May 12th, 2015

Dr. Ryan is a nationally recognized expert in the development of postsecondary educational programs for young adults with intellectual disabilities, in addition to teaching students with emotional and behavioral disorders. His experience includes K-12 instruction in educational settings including resource and self-contained classrooms, special day schools, and a residential treatment center. Dr. Ryan has over… Read more »

Episode 62

Data Analysis for Graduation Improvement

Aired on: April 14th, 2015

As a veteran educator for the past 24 years, David Riegel has been at the forefront of efforts to help students—and schools—transform. Prior to his current position, Riegel also served Franklin High School in Franklin, OH, as its principal, during which time graduation rates increased from 84% to 93%. Riegel’s graduation improvement strategy, which focuses… Read more »

Episode 61

Investing in Early Childhood Education: Making the Case for the 4K Program

Aired on: March 10th, 2015

Four-year-old kindergarten (4K) programs are becoming more common across the U.S. Designed as an enrichment opportunity prior to kindergarten, 4K incorporates play-based elements focused on nurturing the social, emotional, and early academic skills of four-year-old children. The importance and impact of 4K has grown based upon recent studies indicating that early childhood investments such as… Read more »

Episode 60

Competency-Based Learning

Aired on: February 10th, 2015

Ray McNulty is one of the nation’s leading experts in, and advocates for, competency-based learning. Instead of mastering skills through memorization and testing, competency-based learning allows students to achieve at their own pace, in addition to incorporating growth experiences outside the classroom, such as volunteering for a civic organization. According to McNulty, expanding opportunities for… Read more »

Episode 59

Using Social Media to Engage Learners

Aired on: January 20th, 2015

This program, originally scheduled for a January 13th airing, has been postponed due to inclement weather at the out-of-state studio. The new air date will be Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. ET. Please join us for this rescheduled program. Student engagement is a challenging issue for all classroom instructors. Because the world outside… Read more »

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