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Welcome to ‘What I Want to Know’, one of the most downloaded K-12 education podcasts in the country! Listen in with our host, Kevin P. Chavous, as he connects with innovators and leaders who share practical, transformative solutions to the biggest challenges in education today. As America rethinks the future of schooling, Kevin explores emerging needs and possibilities, for students and educators alike, through short, stimulating conversations. Subscribe to ‘What I Want to Know’ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast platform, and leave a rating and review so we can bring you more of the topics you want to hear about!

May 22, 2024

Storytelling is one of the most powerful learning devices. Not only does it play a role in a child’s language and cognitive development, but it can also teach them about the world around them.

What are the benefits of storytelling? How can children’s literature help develop important skills? And how can we encourage...


May 15, 2024

Studies show that every school year almost 3 million public school students receive one or more out-of-school suspensions, while more than 100,000 students are expelled. 

Along with doing little to reduce children’s misconduct, one out-of-school suspension increases a child’s chance of dropping out of school and...


May 8, 2024

Research finds that mindfulness can help decrease stress and anxiety while strengthening resilience and emotional regulation in adults and children. This is why the use of mindfulness programs in schools is becoming more and more popular. 

What exactly is mindfulness? What are the benefits of mindfulness on students?...


May 1, 2024

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math are projected to grow by almost 11 percent by 2031 much faster than non-STEM occupations.

While numerous students are interested in STEM careers, many do not feel prepared to pursue jobs in the field. 

Why is it...


Apr 24, 2024

According to the CDC, guns are the leading cause of death among American children and teens.  From mass shootings to isolated incidents, gun violence has emerged as a tragic issue continuously plaguing our schools.  

How can we identify the signs of violence? How can students, parents, and educators safely intervene?...