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The Parent Scoop - bringing education research and knowledge to parents, from parents.

Hosted by Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Ed.D., education professor and mom of two. 

The Parent Scoop is produced by Marko Kucher (Ameena's husband and partner). The podcast's theme music - Jazz Baba - features their teenage son, Josef Kucher, on guitar. The artwork for the podcast was created by their daughter, Laila Kucher, in collaboration with her dad.

Jun 24, 2020

In this week's episode, we explore the world of science from an anti-racist perspective.

Our parent guest this week is Theanne Griffith, a mom of two and a neuroscientist at Rutgers University. She is the author of the new STEM focused chapter book series, The Magnificent Makers (illustrated by Reggie Brown). We explore...


Jun 15, 2020

Bonus content from Episode 6 Conversations About Race with Charles Barrett Adams, Managing Partner at The Lion's Story. In this mini episode, Charles talks about the role parents can play in advocating for sustainable change in schools, by reflecting on his role as an active parent in his children's schools....


Jun 14, 2020

In this week's episode, we learn about what racial literacy is and why we need it more than ever.

Our parent guest this week is Charles Barrett Adams, dad of two and one of the founding members and managing partner of The Lion’s Story, an organization that seeks to prepare individuals and organizations to navigate and...


Jun 4, 2020

In this week's episode we enter the world of social studies to explore the possibilities of restorying our past, understanding the present, and restoring our future. 

Our parent guest this week is Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, Phd, a professor of elementary social studies at Iowa State University, and a mom of two. We...


May 27, 2020

In this week's episode, we reflect on the ways the past few months of the pandemic have reshaped schooling. 

Our parent guest is Victoria Hunt, PhD, an educator with over twenty years of teaching and administrative experience and a mom of two young adults. She is the founding principal of Dos Puentes Elementary School,...