June 19, 2017

Local News Roundtable: Strengthening Baltimore

June 19, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a Local Roundtable discussion about ways to makes our city stronger more effectively. With: Joshua Harris, and Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead.
February 20, 2017

Local Roundtable: ICE Raids and Education

February 20, 2017 - Segment 1 - We hosted a Local News Roundtable discussing topics such as local ICE Raids and Education in Baltimore. With: Attorney and community activist Dana Moore, Edgar Reyes, Luis Larin.
February 9, 2016

Education Roundtable: Baltimore Overcounting Students Could Result In Loss Of Millions

February 9, 2016 - Segment 2 - Today we have our Education Roundtable, where our guests will discuss the idea that the Baltimore City School district might have inflated student enrollment numbers, a revelation that could result in the loss of millions of dollars.
January 13, 2016

Raising Strong Leaders: A Community Discussion For Parents & Young Readers

January 12, 2016 - Segment 3 - Today we preview an important community event happening this weekend in Baltimore, hosted by the Center for Urban Families: Raising Strong Readers, a community discussion for parents and young readers.
November 9, 2015

Town Hall Meeting: Less Testing, More Learning

November 6, 2015 - Segment 2 - For today's show we present to you a recording of the panel that Marc moderated on Wednesday November 4th at the Montgomery County Education Association called Less Testing, More Learning.
October 29, 2015

Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?

October 27, 2015 - Segment 1 - Our show begins with an interview with former Washington Post reporter Dale Russakoff about her book The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools
October 13, 2015

Future of Charter & Traditional Schools in Baltimore

October 13, 2015 - Segment 2 - We continue our conversation about the future of charter and traditional public schools in Baltimore.
October 13, 2015

Dr. Pedro A. Noguera On Charter Schools & Public Education Nationally

October 13, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc speaks with Dr. Pedro A. Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies on the issue of charter schools.
October 12, 2015

Parenting In The 21st Century: From School Violence to Stereotyping

October 8, 2015 - Segment 1 - Dr. Karsonya Whitehead, Affiliate Assistant Professor of African - American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of "My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America" holds a parent round table with David Miller, writer and creator of "Dare To Be King" and teacher and dad, Isaiah Buchanan, on recent events in our schools.
September 2, 2015

NPR’s Anya Kamenetz on Education and Testing

September 2, 2015 - Segment 2 - We discuss Education and Testing, with NPR's lead education blogger Anya Kamenetz.
June 16, 2015

Education in Baltimore: Two Hour Special

June 16, 2015 - Segment 2 - We spend the whole two hours of the show speaking about education, addressing a number of issues that Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) is facing.
March 4, 2015

Local Action Against Wrongful Arrests of Young People

March 4, 2015 - Segment 3 - We are joined by Charnell D. Cobb-El who tells us about an action on Thursday, March 5th on the wrongful arrests by Baltimore City Police against young people of color as well as the school funding crisis.
February 25, 2015

The Debate Over Standardized Testing in Maryland

February 23, 2015 - Segment 2 - We take a look at standardized testing in Maryland's schools.
February 3, 2015

What Should The Role Of Police Be In Maryland Schools?

February 3, 2015 - Segment 2 - We examine the role of police in schools, in light of the video that went viral last week of an officer interacting violently with Baltimore middle school students. We will also examine Delegate John Cluster's (R-8th District) proposed bill to put armed school resource officers in all Maryland schools.
January 27, 2015

Do Baltimore Teens Face Worse Conditions Than Their Nigerian Counterparts?

January 27, 2015 - Segment 2 - Do poor teens in Baltimore face worse conditions than their counterparts in Nigeria, as a recent study suggests? We look at the study, published in December's Journal of Adolescent Health, with: Dr. Kristin Mmari, Dr. Lawrence Brown, and Dr. Roni Ellington.
January 26, 2015

Howard Fuller and Danique Dolly on the Future of Education

January 23, 2015 - Segment 3 - We look at The Future of Education with Howard Fuller and Danique Dolly.
November 21, 2014

Baltimore News Roundup: Plastic Bags Banned, Council Passes Body Cameras, State of Baltimore City Schools

November 19, 2014 - Segment 3 - We host a Baltimore News Roundtable discussion on the plastic bag ban, body cameras, and school closings with Dr. John Bullock, Adam Jackson, and Catalina Byrd.
November 17, 2014

Education in Baltimore City

November 12, 2014 - Segment 4 - We talk to Delegate Curt Anderson, who represents the 43rd District in Baltimore City, about the state of education in the city and an upcoming public hearing about it.
October 26, 2014

This Week in City Paper: Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton

October 22, 2014 - Segment 3 - We talk with Baltimore City Paper Senior Editor Baynard Woods for our weekly check-in. This week's City Paper features an interview with new Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton.
October 8, 2014

National News Roundtable: Education and Pandemics

October 6, 2014 - Segment 2 - Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University, sits in for Marc as host to round up all things newsworthy, including a discussion on the changing landscape of public education and analysis of emerging pandemics
August 7, 2014

Neuroeducation and Arts Integration

August 6, 2014 - Segment 3 - Dr. Charles Limb and Dr. Mariale Hardiman are pioneers in the field of neuro-education. In lay terms, that means applying what we know about the brain to help teachers be more effective. One important area of their research is arts integration – using the arts to teach traditional academic disciplines. So today we sat down with them to talk about whether putting more art in the classroom – whether it’s theater in history class, music in math, or poetry in chemistry – can help kids learn.
March 7, 2014

Baltimore Education Coalition Forum: MD Gubernatorial Candidates on Education

March 6, 2014 - Segment 2 - We listen back to the Non-Partisan Gubernatorial Forum on Education in Baltimore City, organized by the Baltimore Education Coalition, which I co-moderated. Democratic Gubernatorial candidates Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Delegate Heather Mizeur share their visions for education in Maryland.
February 5, 2014

Baltimore Teachers Vote On A New Contract

February 5, 2014 - Segment 6 - We look at Baltimore teachers, as members of the Baltimore Teachers Union look to vote on a new contract this Thursday. We speak with Marietta English, President of the Baltimore City Teachers Union, and Iris Kirsch, Baltimore City Public Schools teacher.
February 5, 2014

Common Core Implementation And The MSAs

February 5, 2014 - Segment 5 - We turn to standardization of education, and discuss the move to delay implementation of the Common Core curriculum in Maryland schools and to cancel this year's MSAs (Maryland School Assessments), with: Dr. Jack Smith, Chief Academic Officer of the Maryland State Department of Education, and Cheryl Bost, Vice President of the Maryland State Education Association.
December 5, 2013

Culture & Society: Natural Hair Under Attack In Our Schools | MSU Fraternity Suspended After Rejecting Gay Student

December 5, 2013 - Segment 4 - We discuss the straight-A 8th grade student who was denied entry into a Baltimore high school because she wears dreadlocks, and the incident in which Morgan State University's (MSU) Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity has been placed on probation for discriminating against a gay student.
December 5, 2013

Discussion of the Common Core Curriculum

December 5, 2013 - Segment 2 - We begin our show with a discussion of the Common Core Curriculum. Our guests are Dr. Sandra Stotsky, former member of Common Core's Validation Committee, and Dr. Morna McDermott, one of the administrators for Opt Out.
November 14, 2013

State of Public Education in Baltimore

November 14, 2013 - Segment 2 - In the wake of the announcement that Baltimore City is planning to close seven city schools, we begin our show with a roundtable discussion on education in Baltimore. In addition to the school closings, we will discuss the 10-year school construction plan as well as a recent report that Baltimore City suspended Pre-K students at a rate far higher than any other district in Maryland last year.
September 30, 2013

Common Core: Is It Needed? & How Do We Implement It?

September 30, 2013 - Segment 1 - Our first topic today is the Common Core, educational standards intended to bring curricula that vary from state-to-state into alignment with one other. We begin our conversation by examining the theory behind Common Core and then move into a discussion of its implementation.
July 30, 2013

Education Roundtable: State Standardized Tests & Common Core Curriculum

July 30, 2013 - Hour 1 - We host an education roundtable of guests to discuss whether there should be a moratorium on state standardized testing, and debate the coming Common Core curriculum.
June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action

June 26, 2013 - Segment 2 - We discuss this week's Supreme Court decision on affirmative action in higher education, sending a lawsuit challenging the University of Texas' affirmative action policy back to lower courts.
June 18, 2013

Teacher Evaluations

June 17, 2013-Segment 1-The growing controversy between Maryland State Department of Education, local school systems, and the Maryland State Teachers Association (MSEA) over teacher evaluations.
May 17, 2013

Morgan State University’s New School Of Global Journalism And Communications

May 17, 2013 - Segment 1 - DeWayne Wickham, Chair of the MSU Department of Communication Studies, join us in-studio. Among other topics, we will discuss the exciting launch of MSU’s new School of Global Journalism and Communications.
May 6, 2013

Local News Roundtable: Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Andres Alonso Resigns

May 6, 2013 Our panelists discussed today's headlines including the resignation of Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Andres Alonso.