University Center Launches Podcast on Innovation in Mississippi K-12 Education

“Mississippi’s educators have a lot to be proud of. In launching Mississippi ED Talk, the RCU aims to create a platform to connect listeners to the innovative educational practices taking place across the state.”
- Kristen Dechert

RCU Launches Podcast on Innovation in Mississippi K-12 Education

For immediate release: March 8, 2017
Contact: Anne Hierholzer Lang

Mississippi ED Talk

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Research and Curriculum Unit (RCU) at Mississippi State University has launched Mississippi ED Talk, an audio podcast highlighting the bright spots in Mississippi’s K-12 public education landscape. The first three episodes were released on March 8.

Each month, co-hosts Anne Hierholzer Lang, editor at the RCU, and Gabrielle Barrientos, graduate research assistant at the RCU, talk to K-12 administrators, teachers, and key stakeholders to gain insight into promising practices and share them with a broader audience. Mississippi ED Talk reveals the unique strategies that Magnolia State educators are using to ensure academic excellence, equip students for the workforce, and maximize educational opportunities for students.

“Mississippi’s educators have a lot to be proud of,” said Kristen Dechert, project manager at the RCU. “In launching Mississippi ED Talk, the RCU aims to create a platform to connect listeners to the innovative educational practices taking place across the state.”

Aimed at a wide audience of educators, parents, and other education stakeholders, such as public officials and economic development groups, Mississippi ED Talk’s monthly episodes will inform listeners about unique education stories in Mississippi and connect the audience to valuable education resources.

“By subscribing to this podcast, listeners will be exposed to a wide variety of topics, from the statewide push to bring computer science into Mississippi’s schools to innovative strategies being adopted by individual school districts,” said Dechert. “The convenience of the podcast format allows listeners to expand their knowledge as they go about their daily lives.”

Mississippi ED Talk episodes will be accessible through several formats, including the RCU’s website, iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. For more information and to listen to the podcast, visit rcu.msstate.edu/MSEDTalk.