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

  • 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.”

  • Educators4Excellence Founders Discuss Teacher Input (Audio)

    Oct 9, 2014

    Evan Stone and Sydney Morris, co- founders and co-chief executive officers of Educators4Excellence discuss the mission to give teachers a greater voice both inside and outside of the classroom. Three E4E teachers share their experiences. “Bloomberg Honor Roll” explores the history of the Golden Apple Awards. Jane Williams hosts Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Dan Cardinali Discusses School Absenteeism (Audio)

    Oct 7, 2014

    Dan Cardinali, president of Communities in Schools, discusses efforts to decrease school absenteeism and the number of students who drop out completely. “Bloomberg Honor Roll” talks about providing school supplies for students in need. Jane Williams hosts Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • Bloomfield, Bertram-Gallant Discuss Cheating in Schools (Audio)

    Oct 2, 2014

    Tricia Bertram-Gallant, a lecturer at Rady School of Management University of California, San Diego and David Bloomfield, professor of educational leadership, law and policy at Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center comment on the cheating scandal in Atlanta public schools and reasons behind cheating. Jane Williams hosts Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.”

  • 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.”

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