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Planet Mom Radio | Two moms talking about how to make schools better for kids
33 minutes | Dec 18, 2017
05 Why Parents Are Pushing Back Against The School District’s Decision to Change School Start Times in Boston
We are so excited to have Keri back with us for this week’s episode, and she comes back bearing local news! The Boston school district has decided to change school start times so that high school students start school later in the morning to accommodate their sleep schedules. However, the decision was made without much parental input and now Boston parents are pushing back. What does this mean for young kids and elementary school students? Busing and transportation companies? Parents and families? We address all of those questions, Erika’s latest blog post “Black Women Saved Us. It's High Time That We, as White Women, Answer the Call Too”, and more on today’s show.
19 minutes | Dec 5, 2017
04 Sanzi Flies Solo and Talks Phony Grad Rates, an Amazing Teacher, and Tom Brady
In the wake of more and more male mega stars falling from grace amidst allegations of sexual misconduct and even assault, I am reminded of all the men with whom I have worked who behave exactly as they should in the workplace. And I say so. I briefly celebrate my former students who finally have a high school building (and a gym and a field!) to call their own. Then we dig into a recent NPR piece about a 100% graduation at a DC High School wasn't what it seemed.
36 minutes | Nov 27, 2017
03 Moms from Nashville and Detroit on Why They Do The Hard Work of Education Advocacy
This week, we hear from two awesome moms who are warriors for parents of school kids in their respective cities. Vesia Wilson Hawkins is a blogger and parent in Nashville Tennessee. Her blog is called Volume and Light. Bernita Bradley is a blogger and mom of two in Detroit, Michigan. We spoke with her about the issues going on in Detroit schools, and what needs to change with school staff and elected officials to make schools better for all kids. Bernita’s blog is called Detroit School Talk.
37 minutes | Nov 20, 2017
02 Parents and Data: Time to embrace the 'D' word. We can help.
On this episode of Planet Mom Radio, after getting through some bake sale banter, Keri and I discuss the D word. Data. We know it can be confusing, frustrating, and even seem like someone else's problem. But we also know that it's super important that parents understand their children's schools by the numbers. At least some of the most important numbers.
28 minutes | Nov 10, 2017
01 An Introduction to Planet Mom Radio
Erika Sanzi and Keri Rodrigues are two moms who are leading the fight for high-quality education for every child while raising six boys between them. Erika and Keri bring a fresh perspective on education policy, politics, and parenting with just the right amount of intellect, heart, and humor.
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