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Education Talk is a service of Polk County Public Schools, in partnership with the Multiple Pathways and Public Relations departments. The program presents the latest news and information happening within our Polk County Public Schools, and features a weekly panel discussion about relevant issues, insightful tips, and student success stories. 

  • Executive Producer: Deputy Superintendent John Small
  • Co-hosts: Jessica Hall and Jeanette Crowley

Polk County Public Schools

1915 South Floral Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: 863-519-8438

To send us your story ideas or contact our hosts, email GoodNews@polk-fl.net

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July 25, 2017 - "Summer Externships" January 31, 2017 - "Teacher of the Year: Lois Horn-Diaz"
July 18, 2017 - "LHS Alumn Reporting from the College World Series" January 24, 2017 - "Tree T-Pee (As Seen on Shark Tank)"
July 11, 2017 - "AppleBites: Best of 2017" January 17, 2017 - "Hearth Project"
July 4, 2017 - "AppleBites: Jacob Phillippi" January 10, 2017 - "Technically Speaking: Top Rated Programs (pt.2)"
June 27, 2017 - "AppleBites: Phillip Herrington" December 27, 2016 - "Harrison Jazz Band"
June 20, 2017 - "Skills Gap with Norm Abram" December 20, 2016 - "Harrison Satin Dolls"
June 13, 2017 - "City Summer Camps" December 13, 2016 - "Technically Speaking: Top Rated Programs (pt.1)"
June 6, 2017 - "Graduation Speeches: Bartow, Kathleen, Tenoroc" December 6, 2016 - "Winston Academy Fab Lab"
May 30, 2017 - "Graduation Speeches: George Jenkins & Lakeland" November 29, 2016 - "Winter Sports Preview"
May 23, 2017 - "CFAA Alumn: Phillip Herrington" November 15, 2016 - "Polk Ed Options"
May 16, 2017 - "Superintendent Scholars" November 8, 2016 - "Technically Speaking: WE3 Expo"
May 9, 2017 - "Technically Speaking: SkillsUSA" October 11, 2016 - "Technically Speaking: Medical Assistant"
May 2, 2017 - "International Science & Engineering Fair" October 4, 2016 - "97 Country! Pep Rally"
April 25, 2017 - "Student Saves a Life: Jacob Phillippi" September 27, 2016 - "Florida Teacher of the Year: Jessica Solano"
April 11, 2017 - "Technically Speaking: Drafting/Avionics" September 20, 2016 - "United Way"
April 4, 2017 - "Polk Vision" September 13, 2016 - "PCPS Latest News"
March 14, 2017 - "Technically Speaking" September 6, 2016 - "Multiple Pathways"
March 7, 2017 - "8A State Girls Basketball Champs" August 30, 2016 - "Fall Sports Preview: Boys"
February 28, 2017 - "VPK" August 23, 2016 - "Fall Sports Preview: Girls"
February 21, 2017 - "Youth Fair Winners" August 16, 2016 - "Fall Sports Preview: Football"
February 14, 2017 - "Technically Speaking" August 9, 2016 - "Back to School"
February 7, 2017 - "Parent University" August 2, 2016 - "Preschool Programs"
July 5, 2016 - "Charter Schools"December 22, 2015 - "Harrison Satin Dolls"
June 28, 2016 - "SkillsUSA Nationals"December 15, 2015 - "LHS Christmas Crafts"
June 14, 2016 - "Silver Garland Winners"December 8, 2015 - "#TWOsday: Public Service"
June 7, 2016 - "Superintendent Send-Off"December 1, 2015 - "Recording Arts Academy"
May 31, 2016 - "AppleBites: Best of May"November 24, 2015 - "Thanksgiving Culinary Special"
May 24, 2016 - "ITV Best in Show: Middle"November 17, 2015 - "NCAC Recognized Academies"
May 17, 2016 - "ITV Best in Show: Senior"November 10, 2015 - "#TWOsday"
May 10, 2016 - "SkillsUSA"November 3, 2015 - "WE3 Expo"
May 3, 2016 - "Parent University"October 27, 2015 - "Student Achievement"
April 26, 2016 - "AppleBites: Best of April"October 20, 2015 - "Acceleration and Innovation"
April 19, 2016 - "Polk Virtual School"October 13, 2015 - "#TWOsday: Health"
April 12, 2016 - "#TWOsday: Top Rated Programs (pt.2)"October 6, 2015 - "The 411 on Bullying with Sheriff Grady Judd"
April 5, 2016 - "Farmworkers Program"September 29, 2015 - "R.E.A.L. Academy"
March 29, 2016 - "Harrison Motion Picture Arts"September 22, 2015 - "Polk Arts Alliance"
March 8, 2016 - "#TWOsday: Top Rated Programs (pt.1)"September 15, 2015 - "Middle School Pre-Academies"
March 1, 2016 - "AgriFest"September 8, 2015 - "#TWOsday"
February 23, 2016 - "Teacher of the Year: Jessica Solano"September 1, 2015 - "Community Involvement Conference"
February 16, 2016 - "Hearth Project"August 25, 2015 - "Back to School"
February 2, 2016 - "Youth Fair Winners"August 18, 2015 - "Preschool Programs"
January 19, 2016 - "Science Fair"August 11, 2015 - "Orientation"
January 5, 2016 - "Polk Academies Advisory Board"August 4, 2015 - "Portal to Polk Schools"
December 29, 2015 - "Harrison Jazz Band" 
July 28, 2015 - "Music Education: Southwest Middle"March 10, 2015 - "ESE"
July 21, 2015 - "Polk Education Pathways"March 3, 2015 - "Spring & Summer Learning Options"
July 14, 2015 - "Parent University & United Way"February 24, 2015 - "Kindergarten"
July 7, 2015 - "BHS Competitive Bass Fishing"February 17, 2015 - "Graduating? Now What?"
 June 30, 2015 - "Summer Camps"February 10, 2015 - "Middle & High School Schedules"
June 23, 2015 - "ITV Best in Show: Senior"February 3, 2015 - "Bartow Medical & Fire Academy"
June 16, 2015 - "ITV Best in Show: Middle"January 27, 2015 - "Adult Education"
June 9, 2015 - "Celebrating Our Seniors (pt.2)"January 20, 2015 - "Polk County Youth Fair"
June 2, 2015 - "Celebrating Our Seniors (pt.1)"January 13, 2015 - "Ridge Career Center"
May 26, 2015 - "TSA"January 6, 2015 - "Polk Educational Options"
May 19, 2015 - "FFA"December 30, 2014 - "Student Homelessness (Hearth Project)"
May 12, 2015 - "HOSA"December 23, 2014 - "Traviss Career Center"
May 5, 2015 - "Blueprint to Partnership"December 16, 2014 - "Engineering"
April 28, 2015 - "International Science Fair"December 9, 2014 - "JROTC"
April 21, 2015 - "Business Partnerships That Work"December 2, 2014 - "Fine Arts"
April 14, 2015 - "FBLA"November 25, 2014 - "Thanksgiving Culinary Special"
April 7, 2015 - "Legislative Updates"November 18, 2014 - "Polk Virtual Education"
March 31, 2015 - "FCCLA"November 11, 2014 - "WE3 Expo"
March 24, 2015 - "Teacher of the Year: Christine Bassett"November 4, 2014 - "Superintendent LeRoy"
March 17, 2015 - "KHS National FFA Competition"