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Thomas B. Fordham Institute
The Education Gadfly Show
For more than a decade, the Fordham Institute has been hosting a weekly podcast, The Education Gadfly Show. Each week, you’ll get lively, entertaining discussions of recent education news, usually featuring Fordham’s Mike Petrilli and David Griffith. Then the wise Amber Northern will recap a recent research study. For questions or comments on the podcast, contact its producer, Tran Le.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.3 stars from 24 ratings
Great podcast
If you care about education issues, there’s not a better, quicker regular podcast.
Smart and timely via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/15
NYC Ed Fan
Please keep the show on the air! I enjoy it every week. Pardon the Gadfly and Amber's Research minute should be retitled "Pardon how amazing this segment is" and "Amber rocks David's world" (I'm David). All joking aside, I appreciate the mixture of insights and humor - keep the good times...Read full review »
The Funion Knight via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/12
Very empowering!
I started listening to this podcast about a year ago and it has been extremely helpful for coming up to speed on US education policy and current events. Very useful for parents that want to advocate for public education in their state.
TX parent via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/12
Recent Episodes
On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli, Amber Northern, Tran Le, and David Griffith discuss Fordham’s new case study on data-driven instruction in Washington, D.C. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines little interruptions’ big effect on classroom learning.
Published 07/01/20
On this week’s podcast, Nina Rees, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, joins Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss her new AEI paper, “A constitutional right to a high-quality public education.” On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the effect of...
Published 06/24/20
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Published 06/17/20
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