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Conversations: Mara Grunbaum, "Break Down: Explosions, implosions, crashes, crushes, cracks and more... a how things work look at how things don't"

On this edition of Conversations, Mara Grunbaum talks with host Dan Skinner about “Break Down: Explosions, implosions, crashes, crunches, cracks, and more… a HOW THINGS WORK look at how things don’t.” Grunbaum is an award-winning science journalist, editor, and author. Her work has appeared in “Slate,” “Popular Science,” “Discover,” and “Scholastic Science World."


Conversations: Cassidy Puckett, "Redefining Geek: Bias and the Five Hidden Habits of Tech-Savvy Teens"

On this edition of Conversations, Cassidy Puckett talks with host Dan Skinner about “Redefining Geek: Bias and the Five Hidden Habits of Tech-Savvy Teens.” Puckett is assistant professor of sociology at Emory University. She holds a master’s degree from Stanford’s Learning Design and Technology program.

Conversations: J. M. Beach, "Can We Measure What Matters Most?" and "The Myths of Measurement and Meritocracy"

On this edition of Conversations, J. M. Beach talks with host Dan Skinner about the issues he raises in two books: “Can We Measure What Matters Most? Why Educational Accountability Metrics Lower Student Learning and Demoralize Teachers” and “The Myths of Measurement and Meritocracy: Why Accountability Metrics in Higher Education are Unfair and Increase Inequality.”

Conversations: Arthur Levine, "The Great Upheaval: Higher Education's Past, Present, and Uncertain Future"

What is the future of Higher Education? On this edition of Conversations, Arthur Levine talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Great Upheaval: Higher Education’s Past, Present, and Uncertain Future.” Levine is a distinguished scholar of higher education at NYU and president emeritus of Teachers College, Columbia University and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. 


Conversations: Michelle Miller-Adams, "The Path to Free College: In Pursuit of Access, Equity, and Prosperity"

On this edition of Conversations, Michelle Miller-Adams talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Path to Free College: In Pursuit of Access, Equity, and Prosperity.” Miller-Adams is a researcher and professor of political science, the author of two previous books, and a consultant for states and cities about the Promise College Movement.


Conversations: Marla Conn, "The Reading House"

On this edition of Conversations, Marla Conn talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Reading House.” Conn is a reading and literary specialist in Elementary Education and Reading. She has more than 27 years of experience as an educational consultant and is the creator of the Dear Dragon Developing Readers, and Read-Ability, an educational consulting company. 


Conversations: Craig Wright, "The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ and Grit - Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness"

On this edition of Conversations, Craig Wright talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit – Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness.” Wright is the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor Emeritus of Music at Yale University, where he teaches the popular undergraduate course, “Exploring the Nature of Genius.” 


Conversations: Dr. Marisa Porges, "What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Girls"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Marisa Porges talks with host Dan Skinner about “What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous and Resilient Girls.” She is currently the eighth head of The Baldwin School, a 130-year-old all-girls school outside of Philadelphia renowned for academic excellence and for preparing girls to be leaders and change makers.


Conversations: Pawan Dhingra, "Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior are Not Enough"

On this edition of ConversationsPawan Dhingra talks with host Dan Skinner about “Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough.” Dhingra is a sociologist and Professor of American Studies at Amherst College, a former curator at the Smithsonian Institution, and the author many award-winning books.


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