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
Gates Foundation’s Don Shalvey on Charter Schools ‘2.0’ (Audio)
May 24, 2013
Don Shalvey, deputy director of U.S. programs in education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, founder of Aspire Public Schools and a former schools superintendent, discusses charter schools, educational equity, the "real deal" on public school funding and finding common ground between traditional public and public charter school systems. He talks with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."
Educators Discuss the Use of Tablets in K-12 Education (Audio)
May 17, 2013
Sara Schapiro, director of the League of Innovative Schools at Washington, D.C.-based Digital Promise, Mark Sullivan, principal of Burlington High School in Massachusetts, Michael Muir, leader of Multiple Pathways for Maine's Auburn School Department and Linda Clark, superintendent of Idaho's Meridian Joint Schools District No. 2 discuss the use of iPads and other tablets in K-12 education. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."]
Cookson on Equity, Garland and Goldstein on Segregation (Audio)
May 10, 2013
Peter W. Cookson, Jr., author, sociologist and a senior fellow at Education Sector, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, discusses equity issues and education inequality. Education writers Sarah Garland, author of "Divided We Fail: The Story of an African American Community That Ended the Era of School Desegregation" and Dana Goldstein discuss segregation, desegregation and integration. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."
Charbonneau on Teacher of the Year, Lyles on Columbine (Audio)
May 3, 2013
2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau, who teaches science at Zillah High School in Washington state, discusses making school relevant. Elementary school art teacher Katie Lyles, who was a student at Columbine High School the day of the 1999 killings, discusses school safety, bully prevention and mental health programs. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."
Dan Koretz, Reporters Roundtable on High Stakes Testing (Audio)
Apr 26, 2013
Dan Koretz, professor and director of the Education Accountability Project at Harvard University, John Merrow, PBS education correspondent, Kevin Riley, "Atlanta Journal Constitution" editor in chief, and Greg Toppo, "USA Today" national K-12 education reporter, discuss the effects and increased pressure of high stakes testing on education, test tampering indictments of 35 educators in Atlanta and renewed discussion about standardized test score irregularities in the District of Columbia. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."
Michelle Rhee Discusses Possible Test Score Tampering (Audio)
Apr 26, 2013
In a show that originally aired on April 3, 2011, Michelle Rhee, former Washington, D.C. public schools chancellor, discusses allegations of standardized test cheating while she ran the district's schools. She defends student testing as an integral component of teacher evaluation. Rhee talked with Bloomberg Radio's Jane Williams on "Bloomberg EDU."
Laurene Powell Jobs, Davis Guggenheim on Immigration (Audio)
Apr 18, 2013
Laurene Powell Jobs, founder of the Emerson Collective, and filmmaker Davis Guggenheim discuss education, the economy and "The Dream is Now," an online and broadcast campaign to promote passage of immigration reform for undocumented youth who came to the United States as young children. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."
Governor Markell, Mayor Taveras on Learning Initiatives (Audio)
Apr 12, 2013
Delaware Governor Jack Markell and Secretary of Education Mark Murphy discuss just-released educator survey results, early learning, data-driven instruction, the digital divide and desegregation. Providence, Rhode Island Mayor Angel Taveras discusses the city's award-winning project to improve early childhood literacy. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."
Tom Kane, Teach for America’s New Co-CEOs on Teachers (Audio)
Apr 5, 2013
Tom Kane, professor of education and economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, discusses the Gates Foundation's Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project. Elisa Villanueva Beard and Matthew Kramer, co-chief executive officers of Teach for America (TFA), discuss their careers and plans for the organization, which recruits college graduates to teach in low-income communities. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."
Roundtable on Graduation Rates, Spencer on AmeriCorps (Audio)
Mar 28, 2013
John Gomperts, president and chief executive officer of America's Promise Alliance, and Robert Balfanz, co-director of the Everyone Graduates Center and a research scientist at Johns Hopkins University, discuss increasing high school graduation rates. Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, discusses a new $15 million program to support low-performing schools' improvement plans. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."