The Future of K-12 Education Podcast by MPS Makes K-12 Education “Top Ten” List

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The Future of K-12 Education Podcast by MPS Makes K-12 Education

McMillan Pazdan Smith’s IdeaXChange podcast, The Future of K-12 Education has been named one of the Best K-12 Education Podcasts for Learning and Teaching by bCast. This recognition reflects the show’s commitment to offering valuable insights, strategies, and innovations for school superintendents, administrators, students, educators, and parents. 

Acknowledged as a reputable platform for discovering top-quality podcasts, bCast recognized The Future of K-12 Education for its dedication to empowering learners across diverse backgrounds. The podcast, which is currently planning its fourth year of production, has episodes tailored for school policymakers, teachers, and parents with a shared vision for enhancing educational environments.

Hosted by Ben Thompson, AIA, K-12 Practice Area Director, with additional episodes hosted by McMillan Pazdan Smith Principal, Architect, Michelle Smyth, conversations include pivotal topics that significantly impact the educational sector. In a recent episode, Will Anderson, the Chief Operations Officer for Richland School District 2, who successfully managed his school district’s largest bond referendum in history, shared his district’s successful process spearheading a groundbreaking improvement program. The episode provided nuanced insights into the challenges, strategies, and successes associated with funding, serving as a valuable resource for those planning for future referendums. 

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Another notable episode featured a discussion with Sonny Thadani, CEO of Robin — a leading advocate of mental health programs for students and staff in educational settings. He shared effective methods for integrating mental health programs into K-12 schools. As the need for student well-being continues to grow, podcasts like The Future of K-12 Education are valuable platforms leading conversations around critical areas K-12 education is focused on: such as mental health, safety and security, funding, and workforce development programs.

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Thanks to our growing audience of dedicated listeners who continue to share and support this podcast’s educational journey, The Future of K-12 Education is looking forward to having many more school leaders and advocates tune in, stay informed, and collaboratively shape the future of education through engaging guest appearances and expert interviews. Follow The Future of K-12 Education on Apple,  Spotify, or YouTube and be sure to catch the next episode. 

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