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Wide Ruled highlights stories of teachers innovating in their classrooms while contextualizing these stories in the wider education system, past and present. In addition to the podcast, see Wide Ruled’s Facebook page for articles, questions, and Live Streams of Wide Ruled events.
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 018: Diversity Talks||Starting with a chance meeting, Taliq Tillman, Taiwo Demola and Kiara Butler aim to take an incredible new notion of professional development from idea to reality. This entrepreneurial journey will not be without its struggles.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 017: What English Words Can’t Describe||Diane Mora explains why standardized testing disproportionately affects English Language Learners.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 016: Thinking Through Art||The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is partnering with local schools to teach Visual Thinking Strategies. But student outcomes go way beyond just aesthetic development.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 015: Literacy’s Leading Men||The Leading Men Fellowship is connecting recent graduates of color with pre-K kids to write a new narrative about men of color.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 014: You’ve Got the Power||Marquitta Fields tells her story of growing up in Detroit and demonstrates the power of context and awareness.||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 013: Minnesota is FIRE: Fighting Inequality and Racism in Education||Minnesota’s statewide teachers union staff and members tell the story of how they’re fighting racism by making it personal.||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 012: House Bill 7069 is Not a Test||Florida educators allege that recent legislation in Florida comes as part and parcel of an ongoing onslaught on our kids.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 011: And the Two Shall Become One School||PAC Superintendent Joe Kramer and former KCMSD Assistant Superintendent Mary Esselman talk about school consolidation in rural and urban settings||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 010: Every SpEd a GenEd||Two rural educators discuss the long journey to equity for students with disabilities.||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 009: What the Heck is May Term?||Students and teachers in rural Iowa talk about their innovative approach to the final weeks of the school year||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 008: Kansas School Redesign: A Little Crazy, a Little Nuts||Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson talks about the Kansas School redesign initiative, Kansans Can, and inequity in Kansas education.||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 007: 13 Players on the Pitch||Coach Chris Graham and an Olathe Northwest alumnus tell the story that compelled the district to take new measures to care for the mental health of their students.||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 006: Charters to the Rescue!||Community organizer Andrew Johnson and executive director Kristin Droege tell the story of the Citizens of the World KC charter school.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 005: The Charter Conspiracy||Lora McDonald, executive director of MORE2, tells the story of how her organization discovered and disrupted collusion between the MO Board of Ed and a local foundation||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 004: Alta Vista, Assemble!||Assistant principal Devon Teran and two of his students tell the story of how their school has responded to President Trump.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 003 : Racism and the IQ Test||Lashauna Guy tells the story of her experience with the education system and the nefarious origins of the IQ test.||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 002: Don’t go Loco, go Local||Katie Boody and Aditya Voleti of the Lean Lab offer recommendations for what you can do to engage with education in your neighborhood.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWide Ruled – Ep. 001: The Education Problem||A teacher in Kansas City, Kansas talks about the events leading up to and following his shift from accepting the status quo to being dedicated to innovating within a broken system.||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I love this podcast! The topics are relevant and timely. Nathaniel is a great story teller and interviewer. Please continue this work! It has been a great professional resource to me as a school leader.
Worth your attention!
For anyone looking to deepen their understanding for how powerful education is and how it deeply impacts the trajectory of our communities, our youth and the progress we make together, should give this podcast a listen!
Thoughtful high-quality education podcast!!
If you're looking for a Podcasts that has the quality production like this American life, in the depth of a robust Starla, then wide ruled this for you. The podcast so well designed for the thought through that it takes complex subjects, like improving education, and make some digestible for the average listener. This is a must listen to podcast for educators, public servants, and parents alike.