The 12-Hour School Day

Dr. Joe Gothard, Superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools

Is it time we rethink the K-12 model? Our education system needs some major updates, including more flexibility, greater focus on student identity, and a college and career readiness plan that starts in kindergarten.

In this episode, we continue our conversation with Dr. Joe Gothard, Superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools, exploring these points and more in a discussion around career readiness.

Among a plethora of insights, Dr. Gothard shares his unconventional idea of the 12-Hour School Day. Could it really be a solution to providing students with more access to work-based learning, more flexibility in their coursework, and make it easier for them to work, be involved in after-school activities, and take classes that they're excited about?

Listen to find out!

If you missed our last episode with Dr. Gothard, we talked about building systemic equity into a large urban district that is primarily made up of minority students and families. You can listen here: https://techedpodcast.com/building-systemic-equity-in-urban-education/

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