Guest 1: Linda Nahan, author of The Hardest Questions Aren’t on the Test.
Topic: Lessons from an innovative urban school.
Issues: In the average urban school district, 50 percent of high schoolers graduate and go on to college—but at Boston Arts Academy, 94 percent of grades are accepted to college; how and why does a school develop a shared vision of what it stands for? What makes a great teacher? How can a principal help good teachers improve? What schools must talk openly about race and achievement.
Guest 2: Mike Mosiman, co author of The Smarter Preschooler.
Topic: Unlocking your child’s intellectual potential.
Issues: What kind of play teaches the most valuable skills? How can I make the most of reading time? Will listening to Mozart or watching educational TV make my child smarter? What is the right classroom experience for my child?