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

  • School Food Directors on Nutrition, Healthy Choices (Audio)

    Apr 17, 2014

    Rachel Johnson, University of Vermont professor of nutrition, and American Heart Association national spokesperson, discusses childhood obesity and elementary school “Teaching Gardens.” Food service directors David Binkle, Los Angeles Unified School District, Jessica Shelly, Cincinnati Public Schools, and Sunny Young, Mississippi’s Good Food for Oxford Schools, discuss the combined 700,000 meals they serve each school day. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • U.S. Stocks Fall on JPMorgan Miss; Treasuries, Oil Rise

    Apr 11, 2014

    U.S. stocks fell, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index its worst week since 2012, amid disappointing results at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and signs hedge funds were dumping the bull market’s top performers. Treasuries rose, while oil hit a five-week high.

  • Reporters on New York City School Policies, Leaders (Audio)

    Apr 11, 2014

    Bloomberg News reporter Laura Colby discusses her recent story on New York City’s charter school expansion. Lindsey Christ, NY1, Geoff Decker, “Chalkbeat New York,” and Eliza Shapiro, “Capital New York,” discuss co- location of schools, pre-K, arts and after-school programs, high-stakes testing and whether or not New York City, the country’s largest school district, is reflective of the national education landscape. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Ron and Cornelia Suskind on Autism, Disney and Heroes (Audio)

    Mar 28, 2014

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia, also a journalist, discuss the new book, "Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism," and their family’s 20-year odyssey in connecting with their regressive autistic son through Disney movies. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Educators on Positive School Discipline Procedures (Audio)

    Mar 21, 2014

    Catherine E. Lhamon, assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education, Tisha Edwards, Baltimore City Schools interim chief executive officer, and Robert Runcie, Broward County Public Schools superintendent, discuss “zero tolerance” punishment for non- violent behavior, racial disparities in school discipline, and creating a positive school climate. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Jim Simons on Math for America, Teachers on Common Core (Audio)

    Mar 14, 2014

    James H. Simons, chairman of the Simons Foundation and board chairman of Renaissance Technologies LLC, discusses Math for America and K-12 mathematics teacher training and support. Teachers William Day, Jessica Griffin and Chris Luzniak discuss math content, critical thinking and the Common Core State Standards. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Danielson on Teacher Evaluation, Writers on Common Core (Audio)

    Mar 7, 2014

    Educational consultant Charlotte Danielson discusses her framework for good teaching, staff development, mentoring and coaching. Education reporters Sarah Butrymowicz, of “The Hechinger Report,” Andrew Ujifusa, of “Education Week,” and Erin Richards, of the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” discuss the Common Core State Standards debate. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Justin and Lauran Tuck on College Savings, Literacy (Audio)

    Feb 28, 2014

    New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and his wife, Lauran Tuck, an education advocate, discuss college savings for low-income students, summer learning loss and "Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy." David Anderson, executive vice president, "w!se," Working in Support of Education, Lennette Coleman, principal, Chicago’s Ariel Community Academy, and Catherine McRoy-Mendell, a New York City social studies and economics teacher, discuss K-12 financial education. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Researchers on Opportunity Gap, Student Inputs, Outputs (Audio)

    Feb 21, 2014

    Jessica Donze Black, director of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project, discusses the National School Lunch Program that provides low- cost or free lunches to children. Professors Prudence Carter and Sean Reardon of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, and Kevin G. Welner, director of the National Education Policy Center, University of Colorado at Boulder, discuss disparities in children’s school performance, causes and possible solutions. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Dean Ball on Teacher Education, School Founders Odyssey (Audio)

    Feb 14, 2014

    Deborah Loewenberg Ball, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education, discusses teachers’ professional training and experience. Michelle Healy, Brooke Peters and Todd Sutler, Brooklyn Compass Charter School co- founders, discuss inquiry-based learning, community outreach and co-location. Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children’s Zone president and chief executive officer, discusses stepping down. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

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