50CAN | September 18, 2020
50CAN CEO Marc Porter Magee interviews HawaiiKidsCAN Executive Director David Miyashiro
HawaiiKidsCAN Executive Director David Miyashiro has been a leading voice calling for funding to go directly to families in the Aloha State. He sits down with 50CAN CEO Marc Porter Magee, where they discuss the impact of Covid-19 on Hawaii’s families and the urgent need for policy change.
50CAN | Jul 23, 2020
50CAN CEO Marc Porter Magee interviews DelawareCAN’s new Executive Director Daniel Walker
Daniel Walker, the longtime state outreach director for DelawareCAN will be leading the organization into the future as its new executive director. Marc speaks to Daniel about his vision for Delaware’s schools, the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the importance of getting in “good trouble.”
50CAN | May 29, 2020
GeorgiaCAN’s Steven Quinn interviews Grant Rivera, superintendent of Marietta City Schools
GeorgiaCAN’s Outreach Director Steven Quinn interviews Superintendent Grant Rivera on the importance of leading with values during Covid-19, providing students with internet access and food, and the impressive plans his district has put in place for summer learning.
50CAN | May 22, 2020
50CAN EVP Derrell Bradford interviews JerseyCAN Executive Director Patricia Morgan
Derrell Bradford interviews JerseyCAN’s Executive Director Patricia Morgan on the needs of New Jersey’s students and families and her appointment to two statewide taskforces that will guide the state toward reopening schools in the fall.
50CAN | May 15, 2020
50CAN CEO Marc Porter Magee interviews TEN’s co-executive directors, Ariel Smith & Nicholas Martinez
Marc Porter Magee interviews the co-executive directors of Colorado’s Transform Education Now, a Denver-based advocacy organization, on their recent win regarding transparency in remote instruction and on the importance of parent-centered advocacy.
50CAN | May 8, 2020
50CAN CEO Marc Porter Magee interviews Amanda Aragon, executive director of NewMexicoKidsCAN
Marc Porter Magee interviews Amanda Aragon, executive director of NewMexicoKidsCAN on the looming fiscal crisis facing the state’s school system, along with a major win in ensuring that students and families have access to food through the P-EBT program.
50CAN | May 1, 2020
50CAN CEO Marc Porter Magee interviews ConnCAN Executive Director Subira Gordon
ConnCAN Executive Director Subira Gordon discusses the experiences of Connecticut’s students, families and schools during the Covid-19 pandemic, and reflects on how these experiences motivated her to set new advocacy goals.
50CAN | April 17, 2020
50CAN CEO Marc Porter Magee interviews Jessica Sie, director of literacy/history at Success Academy
Success Academy is a network of top performing public charter schools in New York and the schools have been an early example of how schools can quickly shift to effective distance learning. Jessica Sie, the charter network’s director of literacy and history, shares the story of how the network transitioned so quickly and what lessons have been learned; both for serving immediate student needs and planning for an uncertain future.
50CAN | April 10, 2020
50CAN CEO Marc Porter Magee interviews co-CEO and Superintendent of Achievement First Doug McCurry
Doug McCurry speaks to Marc Porter Magee on the importance of logistics and the intricacies of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the Transcript and more.
50CAN | April 10, 2020
50CAN CEO Marc Porter Magee interviews Chad Gestson, Superintendent of Phoenix Union HS District.
With COVID-19 sweeping the nation, Marc sits down with the superintendent of Phoenix Union High School District, Chad Gestson, to learn how the innovative district is responding to the crisis. Read the Transcript and more.
50CAN | April 3, 2020
Distance learning during Covid-19: Experiment, Observe and Adapt
50CAN CEO Marc Porter Magee interviews Doug Lemov, managing director for Uncommon Schools and author of Teach Like a Champion, on distance learning in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.