The SRI Homeroom

The SRI Homeroom

Down-to-earth discussions of the most pressing challenges facing America's students, educators and families, and the work being done to address them. Featuring interviews with some of the nation's most dedicated researchers, data experts, developers and educators. From SRI Education, a division of SRI International. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


June 12, 2024 36 mins

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have defined the 21st century, driving innovation, advancement, and professional opportunities at an unprecedented scale. Yet many of those opportunities are inequitably distributed across the country.  


Today, NSF’s Eddie Bernice Johnson INCLUDES Coordination Hub Director Andrea Venezia joins host Kori Hamilton Biagas to discuss the systems behind STEM and STE...

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SRI Senior Education Researcher Adrienne Woods joins host Kori Hamilton Biagas to explore strategies for identifying points of intervention along the K–12 continuum that can be used to advance educational and societal opportunities for children with disabilities.

Woods discusses her current work on a range of projects, including the LEARN Network, and points to the potential for new technologies and innovations to address long-s...

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Student behavioral challenges aren’t a new phenomenon. For generations, educators and researchers have sought better approaches and interventions to support students with behavioral and socio-emotional needs. In recent years, however, those needs have grown.  


In a national survey, more than 8 in 10 public schools reported that students’ behavioral and socio-emotional development had been stunted as a result of the C...

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By the middle grades, students are expected to transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." For adolescent students who read significantly below grade level, this shift can life-changing.

Today we discuss an effective, research-based intervention being used to connect with older students and accelerate the development of skills like fluency, decoding, reading stamina, and comprehension in the middle grades.


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To be effective and to achieve scale, new educational products and practices must be designed for the specific needs and daily realities of students.

SRI Education’s Ela Joshi joins host Kori Hamilton to discuss the value of including student voice in the design, development, procurement and implementation of new innovations, and effective approaches for scaling evidence-based products across settings. Joshi discusses her ongoin...

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February 28, 2024 32 mins

From the classroom to the workplace, lifelong learners face a complex set of challenges.

In an increasingly tech-centered world, how can educators engage adult students and provide them with the practical and soft skills necessary to succeed in school and throughout their careers?

SRI Senior Research Social Scientist Louise Yarnall joins host Kori Hamilton Biagas to discuss the innovative, research-backed strategies being used to...

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Not all innovations are created the same. Even the most promising educational products and programs can fall short if they don’t address the needs – and the everyday realities – of schools, educators, and students.

SRI researcher Rebecca Griffiths joins host Kori Hamilton Biagas to discuss those realities, and the value of considering educator context, decision-making processes, and usability in the design of new innovations.

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Meaningful educational improvement is driven by people: the teachers, administrators, families, students, communities, and other stakeholders who share a desire for better, more equitable outcomes. 

How can we more effectively engage people – and value their lived experiences – in our decision-making processes?

Vanessa Coleman, co-director of SRI's Center for Education Research and Innovation, joins host Kori Hamilton Bi...

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How can states and territories leverage data to build stronger, more equitable systems for young children and families? 


Host Kori Hamilton Biagas sits down with Howard Morrison, a national leader in early childhood education systems and data use, to examine the challenges – and opportunities – facing America’s early care and education systems.  


Discover some evidence-based strategies for effective systems...

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For more than a decade, educators have used Targeted Reading Instruction (TRI) to help students build valuable foundational literacy skills in the classroom. Now, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have developed a tool that can help educators leverage TRI and provide comprehensive support to K-5 readers in both virtual and face-to-face settings. 


Researchers Mary Bratsch-Hines and Heather Aiken join host K...

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Young children now spend a significant portion of their screen time on streaming platforms like YouTube, where 500 hours of new content is uploaded every minute. With such a sprawling catalog, it can be difficult for parents, teachers, and researchers to understand just what children are watching and how it might affect them.

Children's media researcher Claire Christensen joins host Kori Hamilton Biagas to discuss APPROVE, an AI...

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How can we make education research more impactful? How can experts and stakeholder groups work together to reduce barriers and optimize outcomes for students and families across the U.S.?

Host Kori Hamilton Biagas joins Todd Grindal, Co-Director of the Center for Learning and Development with SRI Education, to discuss some of the most pressing challenges facing today's educators, researchers, policymakers, and parents, and the i...

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November 14, 2023 3 mins

Welcome to The SRI Homeroom, a new podcast from SRI Education, a division of SRI International. This is a meeting place for some of the nation's most dedicated researchers, developers, data experts, and educators, who are working to reduce barriers and improve outcomes for America's students and families.

We'll be discussing the most persistent challenges facing today's educators and learners, and the innovative solutions that a...

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