Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona, Connecticut Hedge Funds, and Human Capital

Tonight my friend Zakiya Sankara-Jabar of Real Talk With ZSJ invited me to discuss the appointment Dr. Miguel Cardona, former Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning in the Meriden, CT School District, to the position of the US Secretary of Education. We covered a lot of ground including: how pay for success finance was layered into the Every Student Succeeds Act, considerations around community schools, tele-health and data privacy, interoperable data systems, the transition to competency-based education and learning ecosystems, adoption of Open Education Resources, virtual reality, behavior and skills badges tied to lifelong debt, social-emotional learning, and the ethical implications of social impact investing in early childhood education. It was a packed three hours.

For other recent podcasts and interviews visit my Youtube channel here. A playlist of interviews can be accessed here, including two previous interviews Zakiya and I did together here and here.

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  1. tasykes – a seeker, a lover of nature, truth, music and cats unable to pretend otherwise
    tasykes says:

    Hi Alison,

    I tried contacting you through your protonmail account (in your “about”) section a week or so ago. Is that a viable way to reach you?

    I’m interested in trying to connect with you if/when you travel to SLC.

    with gratitude for your work,
    Tamara Sykes

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