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Helping spark important conversations about education.

Welcome to Sparkwheel. Where conversations with leaders cultivate curiosity, question the status quo, and help clear the way to do education better.

Much like a sparkwheel is a tool to help start a fire, this podcast is a tool to help you think differently about the world around you and enact change. But the tool alone isn’t enough. It takes passionate people to fan the flame and be difference makers in their schools and communities.

Special Episode Part 1:

A New Vision for School Safety Without SROs

Safety in schools without the use of School Resource Officers (SROs). Is this the right approach and what exactly does this look like? We spend an hour unpacking the policy and system changes needed with 3 experts in school safety.

Special Episode: Part 2

Student Voices On School Safety

Students are often the ones most impacted by decisions adults make in schools and many times don’t have a seat at the table. We continue the conversation on school safety with three current and former Minneapolis students who have been working with staff as they develop a new model for school safety without the use of school resource officers

Tell us what you think!

Tune in, and tell us what you think. Who would you like to hear from? Email us at Follow Jake Sturgis on Twitter: @_jakesturgis. 

Jake Sturgis, APR


Jenna Mead