Yearly Archives: 2011

Episode 7: Rich Berlin

As a youth development organization, Rich Berlin and his team did an audacious thing – they started their own school. What began as a notion to revive baseball in the inner city grew, until Harlem RBI was a major resource to the East Harlem

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Episode 7: Blog – Should Youth Development Agencies Start Their Own Schools?

By Rebecca Fabiano, Senior Consultant Development Without Limits It was really refreshing to listen to this recent podcast of Please Speak Freely. There were so many moments when I wanted to shout “YES!” in complete agreement as I listened to guest

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Episode 6: Dr. Paul Heckman

I’ve known Dr. Paul Heckman, Associate Dean at the University of California School of Education for a long time – thirteen years ago, when I was Director of Staff Development for LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program, Paul was a consultant for LA’s BEST, and

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Episode 6: Blog – Reclaiming the Standards Debate

By: Samuel C. Quiah, Director of Professional Development Development Without Limits Throughout this episode of Please Speak Freely, Dr. Paul Heckman raised many important and sometimes controversial points about the current state of our education system. One of the key

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Episode 5: Live from the Bridge Conference in Seattle, WA with Zach Wilson and Others

This is a special episode of Please Speak Freely, recorded live at the Bridge from School to Afterschool and Back Conference in Seattle, WA! While I have recently recorded a few more interviews that still need to be edited and put online,

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Episode 4: Karen Pittman

I got to sit down with Karen Pittman, President and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment and a national leader and advocate for positive youth development. Ms. Pittman has received many awards and has advised the top levels of government, foundations and

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Episode 3: Dr. Pedro Noguera

I was pleased to speak with Dr. Pedro Noguera of New York University, who has been a leader and advocate for holistic and equitable education. Pedro Noguera has been a consistent and strong advocate for the role of community organizations and the importance of

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Episode 2: Earl Martin Phalen

In this episode, I had a chance to talk with Earl Martin Phalen, who founded BELL andSummer Advantage and is the President and CEO of Reach Out and Read. BELL, which Earl founded when he was a law student, has grown to become one of

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