Joshua P. Starr

CEO PDK International

Former SPED teacher accountability guy & superintendent, husband, father of 3, committed to public ed for social justice

Bachelor’s degree in English and History from the University of Wisconsin- Master’s degree in special education from Brooklyn College- Doctorate in education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

United States

Portfolio

Publicinterestpodcast

Kids, Grades, and Becoming a Functional Member of Society

This is the seventy-ninth episode of Public Interest Podcast with Josh Starr, former Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent, who speaks about the importance of caring...

Education Week - Rick Hess Straight Up

Theories Must Be Put to the Test

Back in the early 2000s, I worked for Joel Klein in New York City schools for two years, one of which was as director of School Performance and Accountability in the...

Education Week - Rick Hess Straight Up

Is it Time to Rethink Standards?

Note: This week, Joshua Starr, chief executive officer of PDK International and veteran superintendent, will be guest-blogging. See his earlier posts here and here. When I was a...

Education Week - Rick Hess Straight Up

10 Questions About Our New Federal Education Agenda

Note: This week, Joshua Starr, chief executive officer of PDK International and veteran superintendent, will be guest-blogging. See his earlier post here. There's a scene from...

WTTG

Former Mont. Co. School Supt. says post-election protests provide 'truly teachable moment'

Since the presidential election, hundreds of local high school students have left their classrooms and taken to the streets in protest of President-elect Donald Trump. In many...

The Kojo Nnamdi Show

How Local Teachers Are Helping Students Process The Election - The Kojo Nnamdi Show

What are local teachers doing to help their students process an unprecedented election?

Justin C. Cohen

Guest Post: Josh Starr on Anti-Racist School System Leadership

Josh Starr is the CEO of PDK International. He spent twenty-two years in public schools, as a special education teacher in Brooklyn, a central office leader in the New York City...