Ed Infinitum

Ed Infinitum


Latest Episodes

S3E4 – What’s so special about special education?
September 17, 2020

S3E4 - What's so special about special education? Special Education remains opaque to too many Americans. This episode aims to get past the stereotypes and explore the workings, history, and philosophy behind special education programs in US schools.

S3E3 – Going the Distance: A history of remote learning
September 04, 2020

Season 3, Episode 3 - Going the Distance: A history of remote learning - Remote learning is not a new development in education. In this episode, we review the history, practices, pitfalls and potential future of remote learning as we enter a school ye...

S3E2 – How it all began, Part II – Common for Whom?
September 04, 2020

Season 3, Episode 2 – How it all began, Part II - Common for whom? - We continue our quest to locate the origin(s) of public education in the United States, from Horace Mann's Common Schools to the fight for racial equity in schooling. -

S3E1 – How it all began, Part I – Satan, Jefferson, and Dictionaries
August 20, 2020

Season 3, Episode 1 – How it all began, Part I - Satan, Jefferson, and Dictionaries - How did we get here? We start off the third season of Ed Infinitum with a two-parter about the origin of public education in the United States...or...origins,

S3E0 – There are no best practices
July 29, 2020

S3E0 - There are no best practices - Special Episode: How will in-person teaching and learning be conducted in a pandemic? What are the arguments for and against this practice, and where, if anywhere, is the roadmap for executing it?

S2E14 – School for Scandal, Pt 3 – The Inevitable Corruption
July 07, 2020

S2E14 - School for Scandal, Pt 3 - The Inevitable Corruption - We wrap up our three part series, as well as Season Two entirely, by looking at the sordid underbelly of the school accountability mania of the 2000s,

S2E13 – School for Scandal, Pt 2: Value-Added Messes
June 30, 2020

S2E13 - School for Scandal, Pt 2: Value-Added Messes - In part two of our series on the nationwide test cheating scandals of the late 2000s, we take a look at "Value Added Measurement" of a teacher's impact on student learning,

S2E12 – School for Scandal, Pt 1: The Bee-Eater
June 24, 2020

S2E12 - School for Scandal, Pt 1: The Bee-Eater - Public education suffered a cascading series of scandals at the end of the last decade, when teachers and principals in towns and cities across 40 states were discovered to have cheated state accountab...

S2E11 – Principals of power: Fannie, Annie and Nannie
June 18, 2020

        S2E11 - Principals of power: Fannie, Annie and Nannie - In this episode we celebrate three groundbreaking and influential principals - Fannie Copland, Annie Cooper and Nannie Boroughs. All three are African American women who were either from,...

S2E10- Race and justice in the classroom
June 10, 2020

S2E10- Race and justice in the classroom In a time of sustained worldwide demonstrations for racial justice, conversations about race and equity are becoming more pervasive than they've been in decades. We continue one of those conversations this epis...