About the Show
Traditional education is undergoing a dramatic shift, creating an opportunity to transform the way we serve learners of all ages. Kevin P. Chavous turns to innovators across the education and workforce development spaces to ask: “How can we do better?”
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Season 3: Episode 60 - 77
JUL 27, 2022
How have the last two years impacted social and emotional learning?
A conversation with Dr. Aaliyah A. Samuel
AUG 3, 2022
Can games improve student outcomes?
A conversation with Dr. Barry Fishman
AUG 10, 2022
What's the future of virtual learning?
A conversation with Efrain Garza
AUG 17, 2022
How do schools protect their sensitive data from cyberattacks?
A conversation with Doug Levin
AUG 24, 2022
What are the benefits of dual enrollment, and how can schools implement it?
A conversation with Douglas Rodriguez
AUG 31, 2022
How can we raise the next generation of inspired and confident girls?
A conversation with Jes Wolfe
SEP 7, 2022
How can we reform education to better prepare students for the future?
A conversation with Dr. Bill Daggett
SEP 14, 2022
What is the future of standardized testing for college admissions?
A conversation with David Coleman
SEP 21, 2022
The controversy over books: what do parents and schools think?
A conversation with Jennifer Pippin, Deborah Caldwell-Stone and Martha Hickson
SEP 28, 2022
What will the sustainable school of the future look like?
A conversation with Anisa Heming
OCT 5, 2022
How can we keep kids safe online?
A conversation with Titania Jordan
OCT 12, 2022
How can police best serve and protect schools?
A conversation with Chief Ronald Applin
OCT 19, 2022
How can we protect kids against cyberbullying?
A conversation with Dr. Justin Patchin
OCT 26, 2022
What is the role of parent choice in school quality?
A conversation with Dr. Jay Greene
NOV 2, 2022
How can innovative models get students excited about learning?
A conversation with Dr. Buddy Berry
NOV 9, 2022
What role should parents play in shaping K12 education?
A conversation with Robert Pondiscio
NOV 16, 2022
What should the school of the future look like?
A conversation with Michael Horn
NOV 23, 2022
How can schools bridge the nutrition gap for students?
A conversation with Curt Ellis
Season 2: Episode 14 - 59
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, 2022
How do we improve the financial literacy of our youth?
A conversation with Tanya Van Court
JAN 19, 2022
What can we do to improve financial literacy in underserved communities?
A conversation with John Hope Bryant
JAN 26, 2022
What’s next for the school choice movement?
A conversation with Dr. Howard Fuller
FEB 02, 2022
Can apprenticeships solve the manufacturing skills gap?
A conversation with Tony Davis
FEB 9, 2022
Is personalized learning the future of education?
A conversation with Tom Rooney
FEB 16, 2022
How should schools be spending a windfall of federal aid?
A conversation with Dr. Marguerite Roza
FEB 23, 2022
How can we empower young women to achieve their dreams?
A conversation with Dr. Sian Proctor
MAR 2, 2022
What can America’s schools learn from other countries?
A conversation with Pasi Sahlberg
MAR 9, 2022
What is the state of school boards today?
A conversation with Valarie Wilson
MAR 16, 2022
How do wraparound services impact at-risk youth?
A conversation with Dr. Heather Clawson
MAR 23, 2022
What’s behind the push to ban books?
A conversation with Dr. Emily Knox
MAR 30, 2022
How can we better prepare students for college and careers?
A conversation with John Thrasher
APR 6, 2022
Should K–12 assessment change with online and hybrid learning?
A conversation with Dr. Malbert Smith
APR 13, 2022
How can we help students be more civic minded and socially conscious?
A conversation with Wes Moore
APR 20, 2022
What should schools teach about climate science?
A conversation with Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd
APR 27, 2022
Are student voices being heard by boards of education?
A conversation with Hana O’Looney, Raymond Adderly and Zachary Patterson
MAY 4, 2022
What can we do to break the school-to-prison pipeline?
A conversation with Jonathan Cabrera
MAY 11, 2022
What should the modern school district look like?
A conversation with Dr. Ann Chavez
MAY 18, 2022
Is it time to rethink teacher training and certification?
A conversation with Dave Saba
MAY 25, 2022
What is our schools' role in promoting mental health?
A conversation with Alison Malmon
JUN 1, 2022
What is the role of the library in the digital age?
A conversation with Tracie Hall
JUN 8, 2022
What impact is parent empowerment having on our schools?
A conversation with Jason Riley
JUN 15, 2022
How can schools better support military families?
A conversation with Jennifer Thompson
JUN 22, 2022
Are our schools doing enough to support autistic students?
A conversation with Dr. Connie Kasari
JUN 29, 2022
Why should schools invest in arts education?
A conversation with Michael Powers
JUL 6, 2022
How can we expose more students to careers in data science?
A conversation with Robert Clayton
JUL 13, 2022
How can we stop teen suicide?
A conversation with Dr. David Brent
JUL 20, 2022
Are we doing enough to support our teachers?
A conversation with Elisa Villanueva Beard
Season 1: Episode 1 - 13
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 5, 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
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.