Spend part of your holiday with us at 6PM EST as we speak to GA parents with a strange #optout story

Here’s the deets. Now listen to the story.

We are officially in syndication, and have an updated show page

At the Chalk Face is now officially in syndication, with our first two stations secured in the Boston area. I also updated our main show page, and then stuck it to the blog’s homepage. We have to get this show out there as an oppositional voice to the corporate reform movement. Let any local radio […]

@thechalkface is going mainstream, our official press release #NPEConference

We’re in Austin, TX for the first Network for Public Education conference with an actual radio crew as we find our way towards a mainstream and syndicated radio presence, in particular to topics in education. Here’s a link to our official press release from syndication. If you have a moment, consider helping us by forwarding […]

GUEST no more. Welcome John Kuhn to our lineup!

Revered Superintendent John Kuhn joined our erudite rabble here At the Chalk Face. Let us all welcome him. Check out his author page here and we look forward to JOHN KUHN: Empowering Educators.

Join us at 6PM EST as we chat for the first time with @angelcintronjr

Link to the show. Check it at 6PM EST.

Tim and I are off again today, so here’s our studio interview with Dr. Jed Hopkins

We’re taking some time off after recording a bunch of studio shows. For your listening pleasure, here’s a studio show from July 2013 with one of Slekar’s colleagues, Dr. Jed Hopkins. We get into some insightful international comparisons.

At the Chalk Face brings it home again…

Another great set of studio shows in the can after a couple of days in Madison, WI, interviewing Karen Lewis, Ruth Conniff, a parent opt-out activist, Pasi Sahlberg, and a great hourlong chat with Nancy Carlsson-Paige. This WILL be syndicated.  Soon.

Float like a butterfly, sting like an SOB

We need a formal welcome for Michael Paul Goldenberg. Take a look at his page here and be sure to follow him here At the Chalk Face.

Our interview with @henryrollins on education coming up this Tuesday

Yes, reader, some of you might be wondering, “Why Henry Rollins?” Still others, “Who IS Henry Rollins?” I’ve never made it a secret that I am a huge punk rock fan. In fact, I can’t seem to get out of the late 70s, early 80s, musically. I’m “discovering” new bands everyday from that era of […]

To follow up on Chris Cerrone’s great post on #ECE and #CCSS

Chris Cerrone has a great post up including some examples of first-grade vocabulary from CCSS. Can it be argued as a good thing that first graders are now going to be taught the meaning of Ziggurat? I thought the CCSS was not supposed to be a checklist of things. Check out our most recent interview […]

A year and two ago this month, how far we have/not come?

Posts from July 2012. This is What You Might Think When You’re Going Into #TFA Will #AFT Convention Draw a Line in the Sand? Why All the Khan-troversy? Talking with the Gates Foundation, or Seeking the Light and Buying the Hype Do those who like the #commoncore know the facts? (We miss you Stephen Krashen. Come back to us!) Posts from […]

Our interview with Peter DeWitt #freetobe

Check out our interview with Education Week blogger and principal Peter DeWitt. We discussed some intersections between education leadership, anti-bullying, and the common core. Seems a tad contradictory doesn’t it, at least the last two. And since he mentioned it, a clip for you all to enjoy of Free to be You and Me. Watching […]

@katieosgood_ speech outside Mayor Emanuel’s house, from @dianeravitch

Check out At the Chalk Face’s own Katie Osgood here at Diane Ravitch’s blog. Well, she is her own person, but you get what I mean. You can also hear from her from last Sunday’s episode of At the Chalk Face.

Good friend “Teacher Nicole” from WI explains common in #commoncore

Here’s her post on CCSS, as an actual educator for ELL/ESL students. We’ve interviewed her on At the Chalk Face, I need to dig those up. Look back here later. She’s great.

At the Chalk Face is back, this Sunday, June 23rd, 6PM EST

At the Chalk Face is back, this Sunday, June 23rd at 6PM EST. Educated educators talking education, this time on the recent NCTQ report on teacher preparation. Remember, we are at the helm in the BTR chatroom, live tweeting @thechalkface, and you can always call in to speak with us live, 805-727-7111.

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