Bloomberg EDU Podcast
Bloomberg EDU is a weekly look at education in America. Host Jane Williams interviews leading educators, administrators, and policy makers.
Hosted by Jane Williams
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on NFL Abuse Scandal (Audio)
Sep 25, 2014
Arne Duncan, U.S. secretary of education, comments on the effect of the NFL abuse scandal on young people. He also talks about keeping children in school and the possibility of a residency program for teachers. In addition, the 2014 Broad Prize winners talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”
Thorpe, Tucker Discuss New Ways to Teach (Audio)
Sep 18, 2014
Ron Thorpe, president and chief executive officer of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and Mark Tucker, president and chief executive officer of the National Center on Education and the Economy, discuss new ideas about how to train more effective teachers. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”
Authors Green, Goldstein on Effective Teaching (Audio)
Sep 11, 2014
Elizabeth Green, chief executive officer of Chalkbeat and author of “Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works,” talks about what makes effective teaching. Dana Goldstein, journalist and author of “The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession” puts teaching in a historical context. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”
Rohit Chopra, Parents Discusses College Debt (Audio)
Sep 4, 2014
Rohit Chopra, student loan ombudsman from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Janet Lorin, Bloomberg News education reporter, discuss the changes in student debt over the last few years and how it is affecting the way families are looking at college. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”
AFT’s Weingarten on Teacher Tenure Debate (Audio)
Aug 28, 2014
Randi Weingarten, president of The American Federation of Teachers, shares her point of view on the lawsuit filed in Albany seeking to end teacher tenure in New York. She talks with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg EDU."
Former CNN Anchor Campbell Brown Battles Teacher Tenure (Audio)
Aug 21, 2014
Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown, now an advocate for education reform and founder of Partnership for Educational Justice, discusses her role in publicly supporting the lawsuit filed by seven families from New York State seeking to end teacher tenure. Famed trial lawyer David Boies, joins the conversation to explain why he is aligning himself with the cause. Boise led the charge that overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg EDU."
College Board’s Coleman Says “Numbers Must Change” (Audio)
Jul 25, 2014
David Coleman, president and chief executive officer of the College Board, discusses his role in the creation of the Common Core State Standards and a path toward college that extends from kindergarten to Advanced Placement exams and the SAT college admission test. He speaks with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.” This is an excerpt from their conversation recorded on July 1 at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
New Leaders on Improving Community, Teachers and Tests (Audio)
Jul 18, 2014
Anne Williams-Isom, Harlem Children’s Zone new chief executive officer, discusses community transformation through education and place-based services for vulnerable children and their families. Lily Eskelsen García, president-elect of the National Education Association (NEA), discusses teachers, testing and the NEA’s call for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s resignation. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”
Leaders on Indian Education, Children in New Mexico (Audio)
Jul 11, 2014
Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Director Charles “Monty” Roessel discusses plans to advance achievement and promote tribal control in BIE-funded schools. W.K. Kellogg Foundation Program Officer Esther Nieves and Fellows Moises Padilla and Theresa Pasqual discuss improving outcomes for vulnerable children in New Mexico through community-based leadership and education. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”
Sandra Day O’Connor, Teachers on Civics, U.S. History (Audio)
Jul 3, 2014
Sandra Day O’Connor, former Supreme Court justice, discusses the need for civics education. Teachers Diana Laufenberg, Stephen Moreno and Emily Flores discuss student understanding and engagement regarding U.S. history. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.” These segments originally aired in July 2011 and June 2012.