Teacher Voice – Episode 24

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This week’s Teacher Voice guest is well known in public education circles here in Florida, as I’d imagine just about anyone listening to this episode knows Jeff Solochek, education reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and creator of the Gradebook blog.

This podcast is a special one year anniversary edition. Teacher Voice officially started on 6/17/17 with this first post, and I always knew I wanted Jeff to be a guest after appearing on the Gradebook podcast when I started the Teacher Voice project. On this episode we discuss how Jeff became a reporter, why he chose education, how his speed reading ability allows him to get through so many articles and write summaries on each, among many other topics. Anyone who knows and/or reads Jeff will really enjoy this episode.

It’s been an amazing first year of the Teacher Voice project. I’ve met so many great people doing the podcast, and all have a vested interest in our students, their education, and their future. Honestly, I still cannot believe the overwhelmingly positive response from others, both locally and across the state, and I look forward to what the next year brings. Thank you so much for listening to the podcasts, reading the blog posts, and sharing them with others.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and Happy Fathers’ Day to all the dads out there!

P.S. – If you haven’t heard the latest edition of the Gradebook podcast Jeff references in our chat, you can listen to it here.


  1. Hey guys, just want to thank both of you for the work you are doing covering the education beat. I live in NWFL, where there is virtually no reporting or coverage of legislation and policy that affects teachers statewide. We are dependent upon the news outlets to the south, and podcasts like this one, for news. So thank you so much for what you are doing!

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    1. Thanks for listening, reading, and sharing, Carol! Honestly, I (and probably every public education advocate) have a huge debt of gratitude owed to Jeff and all that he does to gather the news he does include in the Gradebook roundups. We are all lucky to have him and the Tampa Bay Times keeping an eye on what happens in Tallahassee and across the entire state.


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