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
Sir Ken Robinson, Teachers on Creativity in Schools (Audio)
Jun 14, 2013
Sir Ken Robinson, educator, author and most-viewed speaker on TED.com, discusses creativity in education, the economy and the "oppressive culture" of standardized testing. Kate Baker, Seattle elementary school visual arts teacher, and Keith Bisaillon, Colorado Springs high school music teacher, band director and assistant wrestling coach, discuss arts education, funding and the creative process. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."
Roundtable on Economics of Investing in Early Learning (Audio)
Jun 7, 2013
Sara Watson of ReadyNation, a business partnership for early childhood and economic success, W. Steven Barnett of the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University, Ann O'Leary of the Children & Families Program at Next Generation and Kris Perry of the First Five Years Fund discuss the current state of preschool and President Obama's push for high-quality early education expansion. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."
Vicki Phillips and Randi Weingarten Share Common Ground (Audio)
May 31, 2013
Vicki Phillips, director of U.S. programs in education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, discuss teacher evaluation and development, standardized tests and Common Core State Standards implementation. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."
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."