Education Episodes

Sept. 7, 2021

Jeannine A. Cook: How Harriett's Bookshop Survived Prejudice, Protest…

Jeannine Cook is the Founder and Shopkeeper at Harriett's Bookshop, named after Harriett Tubman. In February 2020, Harriett's Bookshop was born to celebrate women authors, artists, and activists. The space was immediately beloved, but when the Coronavirus pandemic hit in …

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May 21, 2020

Carlos Aponte: The History Teacher Reinventing Philly Schooling

Carlos Aponte is a history teacher at One Bright Ray Community High School and the creator of We Love Philly. We Love Philly is an Out-of-school time program that provides an ownership based education through community servic...

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Dec. 18, 2019

Steve Charles: From the Farms of Lancaster to the Library of the Futu…

Steve Charles serves on the Board of Trustees at Temple University, where he’s spent years providing scholarships and other financial resources to expand opportunities at Temple. His commitment to Temple is obvious as soon as...

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March 15, 2019

Emily Foote Williams: Leading an Education Startup Through Tragedy

In 2011, Emily Foote Williams co-founded an online education platform to help prepare students for the professional world. That company, Practice, was recently acquired by Instructure. In this episode, you’ll hear how she’s e...

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Sept. 5, 2018

Chrisotomos Argerakis: The Real Life “School of Rock” at Andrew Jacks…

Chrisostomos Argerakis is the head of the music program at Andrew Jackson Elementary school, a K-8 public school in South Philly. With no curriculum and no funding in place when he took the job, Chris managed to crowdfund eno...

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