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

  • Compass Charter School Directors on Teaching Methods (Audio)

    Dec 17, 2014

    Compass Charter School founders and directors Michelle Healy, Brooke Peters and Todd Sutler talk about their school in Brooklyn, New York and methods of progressive teaching. Jane Williams hosts Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Mitchell on Proposals for Teacher Preparation (Audio)

    Dec 10, 2014

    U.S. Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell discusses proposals to strengthen teacher preparation. Political advisors Kevin Madden and Jim Messina talk about their support for greater investment in early childhood education. Jane Williams hosts Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Eva Moskowitz Discusses Success Academy Charter Schools (Audio)

    Dec 4, 2014

    Eva Moskowitz, founder and chief executive officer of Success Academy Charter Schools in New York, discusses the growth of Success schools from one in 2006 to 32 today and the schools’ achievements and challenges. Jane Williams hosts Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Savitz-Romer Discusses School Counselor Challenges

    Nov 19, 2014

    Mandy Savitz-Romer, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and high school counselors Melissa Beverly and Shari Sevier discuss challenges that school counselors face, including large caseloads and helping students with the college application process. Jane Williams hosts Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Burris, Ellsperman Debate the Common Core Standards (Audio)

    Nov 13, 2014

    Carol Burris, principal at South Side High School in Rockville Center, New York and Jayne Ellsperman, principal at West Port High School in Ocala, Florida discuss their opposing views about the Common Core Standards. “Honor Roll” profiles Shane’s Inspiration and efforts to build playgrounds for children of all abilities. Jane Williams hosts Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Barksdale, Loome on Underfunded Mississippi Schools

    Nov 6, 2014

    Claiborne Barksdale, former chief executive officer of the Barksdale Reading Institute and Nancy Loome, executive director of the Parents’ Campaign discuss cuts in Mississippi school funding that has put the state near the bottom nationally in per pupil expenditures. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Author Hobbs on “Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace” (Audio)

    Oct 30, 2014

    Robert Peace was an African-American Yale University graduate and an almost straight-A student in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. He also dealt marijuana. Peace was shot dead in 2011 at the age of 30. His life and death is the subject of “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.” It is written by Peace’s college roommate, Jeff Hobbs who talks with Jane Williams, host of Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Philadelphia School Superintendent on Teacher Lawsuit (Audio)

    Oct 30, 2014

    Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers will have to begin paying a portion of their health- insurance costs if the School Reform Commission gets its way. The issue is now in the courts. Superintendent William Hite Jr. talks about the controversy and the struggle to gain more funding for the district. Jane Williams, hosts Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Gomperts, Ward Discuss Helping High School Dropouts (Audio)

    Oct 24, 2014

    John Gomperts, president of America’s Promise and Laysha Ward, president of community relations for Target, discuss efforts to get high school dropouts back on track. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Khan, Hastings Discuss Commitment to Education Reform (Audio)

    Oct 17, 2014

    Khan Academy founder Sal Khan and Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings spoke at the first annual Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit on October 8 in San Francisco. Both men are becoming more involved in education reform. Jane Williams, host of “Bloomberg EDU” moderated the discussion and shares highlights on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

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