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School Dazed features experts tackling a variety of challenges affecting children’s education from bullying, to gaming, to anxiety and depression and much more.

October 29, 2019

The One About Developing Leadership Skills in Kids

Are leaders born or are the developed? You may have one of those kids who naturally has a line of kids following behind them or one that feels best flying solo. Leadership is both innate AND a developed skill, but how do you bring the best out of every personality?

In this episode we sat down with Mariam MacGregor, award-winning author and youth leadership consultant.  As a consultant, she travels nationally offering program design workshops and trainings with schools , agencies and communities, emphasizing the development of meaningful, sustainable youth leadership programming and educational efforts.

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October 22, 2019

The One About Safety In Schools

Safety in schools has been a hot-button topic. When student's basic safety needs aren't met it can interfere with learning. As parents we want our kid's schools to promote a safe and healthy environment free from threats of violence, exposure to weapons, theft, bullying, and illegal substances, but often this isn't the case.

In this episode I sat down with Mansfield, Texas Chief of Police, Tracy Aaron and Mansfield ISD Chief Jimmy Womack. We discussed the state of safety in our schools, and how parents can advocate for the protection of their children. 

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October 15, 2019

The One About School Choice

School systems used to be one-size-fits-all. This didn’t always work for all students. These days parents have an array of options available to them and they’re able to make choices that work for their children. BUT, which choice is the right one?

In this episode we welcome the president of National School Choice Week, Andrew Campanella. The National School Choice Week is the largest public awareness effort in the U.S. focusing on opportunity in K-12 education. Andrew shared with us information about all of the available options and tools to make great choices for your family. 

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October 1, 2019

The One About Gifted and Talented Students

According to the National Association for Gifted Children a total of 3 to 5 million children in grade K-12 are gifted and could use additional support in the classroom. Children who are gifted and talented (GT) don’t typically appear as most would imagine high achieving children do, so it can sometimes be challenging to identify them. GT programs have struggled to provide equitable identification of low-income students, black and Hispanic kids, and kids with special needs. Further complicating matters, no blanket definition of “giftedness” exists across states or local education agencies and no existing national requirements guide how gifted programs are executed.

In this episode we explore the topic of gifted and talented children with Irving Independent School District Coordinator of Gifted and Advanced Academics, Holley Naskey.

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