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Education Excellence

Jul 8, 2020

Kris chats with James Palcik, Director of Education, Safety, and Compliance at Flinn Scientific, about the challenges facing science educators during this pandemic. Palcik discusses the development of Flinn’s new Professional Learning Series, which include webinars offering guidance on the safe reopening of...


Mar 25, 2020

The CEO of Reach Out and Read, Brian Gallagher, discusses their innovative program which provides books to children by partnering with pediatricians—giving children a new book at each well-child checkup from birth to age five.  Reach Out and Read provides life-long benefits: engaging families, supporting parent-child...


Mar 11, 2020

You’re definitely going to want to listen to this episode with Mike Lavelle, CEO of Flinn Scientific, clearly a change agent in the education space.  “We absolutely believe fully in the role that hands-on learning plays in the educational process,” says Lavelle. Flinn Scientific listens to and solicits...


Feb 27, 2020

Kristina talks with Jessica Siiwerski, CEO of Open Up Resource (OUR) about the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL); how SEL can be improved and how it affect the curriculum; and the tools and resources that  OUR provides administrators and educators to deal with SEL issues.

Jessica’s work in K–12 education...


Feb 14, 2020

Heather Sherwood from the Educational Development Center, talks about her important work on Building CT Readiness: A Framework for Integrating Computational Thinking Across Subjects in High-Poverty Elementary Schools, an NSF-funded project investigating and refining a set of resources designed to help elementary schools...