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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!

Sep 27, 2023

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about ten percent of students in U.S. public schools are English language learners. With this number steadily growing, educators and students are facing challenges highlighting a need to rethink curricula and teaching strategies.  

What are the needs of...

Sep 20, 2023

According to Feeding America, more than 9 million children faced hunger in 2021. That’s 1 in 8 children Children facing hunger are more likely to repeat a grade in elementary school, have social and behavioral problems and experience diminished language and motor skills.  

What impact does nutrition have on...

Sep 13, 2023

More than 30,000 students across the country are using Education Savings Account programs. Supporters say these programs give families the freedom to pursue education options best suited for their children’s needs. Others say ESAs siphon dollars out of already-struggling public school systems.

What are ESAs? What do...

Sep 6, 2023

Since the pandemic, more families are choosing to homeschool their children. In fact, homeschool enrollment has increased by nearly 30 percent. The most dramatic increase was seen with Black families with the number of homeschooled Black children rising from 3 percent to 16 percent in 2020.  


Why is homeschooling on...

Aug 30, 2023

For years, parents and community leaders relied on standardized test scores and socioeconomic status to determine the quality of a school. But parents – and teachers in the classrooms – have long known those limited factors only tell part of the story.

With an increasing number of school options and data...