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

  • 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.

  • Sternberg on Education Reform, Panel on Summer Programs (Audio)

    Jun 27, 2014

    Marc Sternberg, director of the Walton Family Foundation’s K-12 Education Reform Focus Area, discusses grantees, public policy and advocacy. Sarah Pitcock, chief executive officer of the National Summer Learning Association, and Julie McCalmont, coordinator of Summer Learning Programs for California’s Oakland Unified School District, discuss high-quality programs and community school districts serving the entire child. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Bob Wise on Common Core, Writers on Vergara Trial (Audio)

    Jun 20, 2014

    Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia and president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, discusses Common Core State Standards, digital learning, and teaching as a profession. Writers, Nan Austin for the “Modesto Bee,” John Fensterwald of “EdSource Today,” and Andrew J. Rotherham of Bellwether Education and “Real Clear Education,” discuss last week’s Vergara v. California ruling on teacher tenure and dismissal. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • LeVar Burton on Reading Rainbow, Students on College (Audio)

    Jun 13, 2014

    Actor, producer and education advocate LeVar Burton discusses his Kickstarter campaign to fund and expand “Reading Rainbow,” a PBS children’s television series turned app. On the Roundtable, College Track alumna Christina Seruge, Rainier Scholar Ellis Simani, and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Scholar Victor Tavarez discuss academic, emotional and social supports in college readiness and completion programs. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Hannah-Jones on Segregation Now, Historians on D-Day (Audio)

    Jun 6, 2014

    June 6 (Bloomberg) –- Nikole Hannah- Jones, an investigative reporter for ProPublica, discusses modern segregation of schools and rezoning of districts since the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision to integrate schools. History teachers Betty Brandenburg of the Department of Defense Education Activity, Diana Laufenberg of Inquiry Schools, and Tim Bailey for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History discuss how they teach historic events. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Teacher of the Year, Millennials on Work-Life Balance (Audio)

    May 30, 2014

    Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year, who teaches English at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in Maryland’s Baltimore County Public Schools, discusses his career. On the Roundtable, educators Justin Minkel of Arkansas, José Luis Vilson of New York, and Shakera Walker of Boston discuss a generational shift in what teachers want from the workplace including flexible hours, autonomy, and professional development. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Common Sense Media’s Steyer, Reporters on Data, Privacy (Audio)

    May 23, 2014

    James Steyer, chief operating officer and founder, Common Sense Media, Anya Kamenetz, NPR’s lead education blogger, and Benjamin Herold, staff writer for “Education Week,” discuss declining reading-rates among teenagers, using data well and student privacy. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

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