Stride Podcast—This Is What I Want to Know…
About the Show
The American education system is at a crossroad. As the traditional foundation evolves to online and hybrid options, how can we ensure access and equity for all learners? Kevin P. Chavous sits down with experts and asks the questions that get us to the root of the issues and explores how we can foster an inclusive system.
FEB 21, 2021
How do we encourage engaging learning environments?
A conversation with Sugata Mitra and Rachael Mann
FEB 21, 2021
Has the pandemic changed skill requirements of our nation’s teachers?
A conversation with Dr. Rick Hess and Talia Milgrom
FEB 21, 2021
Does the United States economy still have room for students’ dreams?
A conversation with Heather McGowan and Karl Rectanus
APR 9, 2021
Are we prepared to pay the mental health bill for our nation’s students?
A conversation with Esther Wojcicki and Dr. Tammy Pawloski
MAY 6, 2021
How can we make them more relevant?
A conversation with Chris Minnich and Dr. Saran Stewart
MAY 19, 2021
What does literacy education look like in a modern society?
A conversation with Earl Martin Phalen and Dr. Maryanne Wolf
JUN 2, 2021
How do employers value skills vs. degrees?
A conversation with Cheryl DeSantis and Marc Morial
JUN 15, 2021
How can we develop the next generation of problem solvers?
A conversation with John Hunter and Jaime Casap
JUN 30, 2021
How has the pandemic changed the politics of education?
A conversation with Ann Davis Duplessis and Andy Rotherham
JUL 14, 2021
What can celebrity philanthropists teach us about education?
A conversation with Jalen Rose and Ted Dintersmith
JUL 28, 2021
How can we prepare students for the careers of the future?
A conversation with Stedman Graham and Jeff Selingo
AUG 11, 2021
How can we build stronger school communities?
A conversation with Shantelle Wright and Andrew Hart
AUG 25, 2021
How can we drive meaningful change in our school systems?
A conversation with Sonja Santelises and Shari Camhi
SEP 8, 2021
How can we overcome partisan politics to support undocumented students?
A conversation with Senator Tom Daschle
SEP 15, 2021
How can school districts support undocumented students?
A conversation with Monica Goldson
SEP 22, 2021
How can parents advocate for better schools?
A conversation with Alisha Morgan
SEP 29, 2021
How can parents be empowered to make their voices heard?
A conversation with Colleen Dippel
OCT 6, 2021
What can schools do to support the needs of Hispanic and Latino students?
A conversation with Amalia Chamorro
OCT 13, 2021
Are we doing enough to support Hispanic and Latino students?
A conversation with Thomas A. Saenz
OCT 20, 2021
What can we do to ensure all children feel safe at school?
A conversation with Julie Hertzog
OCT 27, 2021
How can schools and families better address bullying?
A conversation with Conway Brooks and his daughter Dorthy
NOV 3, 2021
Is early childhood education a springboard for academic success?
A conversation with Dr. Michael Troy
NOV 10, 2021
How can we support veterans transitioning into the workforce?
A conversation with Brian Niswander
NOV 17, 2021
What do preschoolers need from their teachers and schools?
A conversation with Kai-lee Berke
NOV 24, 2021
What does critical race theory mean for our students?
A conversation with Rep. Chris Mathias
DEC 1, 2021
What is the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our schools?
A conversation with Dr. Rydell Harrison
DEC 8, 2021
How can we get more kids interested in computer science?
A conversation with Jackie Smalls
DEC 15, 2021
What role does e-sports play in our schools?
A conversation with Dr. Robert Rippee
DEC 22, 2021
How has young adult literature evolved over the years?
A conversation with Dr. James Blasingame
DEC 22, 2021
How do we encourage diversity in young adult literature?
A conversation with Caroline Richmond
JAN 5, 2022
What is the future of lifelong learning?
A conversation with Steve Lee
JAN 12, 2021
How do we improve the financial literacy of our youth?
A conversation with Tanya Van Court
JAN 19, 2021
What can we do to improve financial literacy in underserved communities?
A conversation with John Hope Bryant
Meet the Host
Kevin P. Chavous is a noted education reform leader and innovator with a well-chronicled track record of empowering families with education choice and driving change and opportunity for learners of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances. Kevin is the President of Academic Policy and External Affairs at Stride. In this role, he oversees the services to more than 120,000 students nationwide and leads career learning initiatives.
Kevin has worked to advance quality education programs around the nation, most notably as the Education Committee Chair of the Council of D.C., where he helped to shepherd the charter school movement into the nation’s capital. In addition, he was the founding Board President of Washington Latin Public Charter School, the third performing charter school in Washington, D.C. Beyond D.C., he has been instrumental in advancing charter school and education choice programs around the country.
A prolific writer and inspirational speaker, Kevin’s opinion editorials have appeared in many major newspapers, and he has given education reform speeches in nearly every state. Additionally, he has published six books, including Serving Our Children: Charter Schools and the Reform of American Public Education; Voices of Determination: Children that Defy the Odds; and Building a Learning Culture in America. He is also the author of the political thriller Jackson Lowery Trilogy fiction series.
Kevin is also a very successful attorney. He graduated from Wabash College, where he was an NCAA District All-American in basketball, and then from the Howard University School of Law. He has three adult sons and lives in Vienna, Virginia with his wife, Amber.