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‘What’s the BIG idea?’ Podcast

whats the big idea graphicThe second episode of Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr’s podcast, “What’s the BIG Idea?” is available on the MCPS website.

Dr. Starr began the podcast earlier this year to explore the issues and complexities of public education with a wide range of guests who hold a variety of viewpoints. The podcast is co-hosted by Christopher Lloyd, an MCPS teacher and vice president of the Montgomery County Education Association

For the latest episode, Dr. Starr and Mr. Lloyd were joined by Dr. Andrés Alonso, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools. The discussion focused on a broad array of topics, including leadership and education reform.

The first episode of “What’s the BIG Idea?” featured a conversation with Washington D.C.-based writer and education activist Sam Chaltain.

About Dr. Alonso

Dr. Alonso has been CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools since July 1, 2007. Prior to coming to Baltimore, Dr. Alonso taught emotionally disturbed special education adolescents and English language learners in Newark, New Jersey and served in leadership roles at the New York City Department of Education. In 2011, Dr. Alonso was appointed to a four-year term on the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as “The Nation’s Report Card.” Learn more about Dr. Alonso on the Baltimore City Schools website.


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