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VIDEO: Why Public Charter Schools are Critical to Closing the Achievement Gap

April 7, 2022

Public charter schools present opportunities to historically underserved communities by providing an equal chance at a quality education for all children.

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Government Innovation
Mike Bloomberg attends announcement of New Mayor’s Program with Yossi Sagol and Tel Aviv University.

Strengthening local leadership in Israel at a critical time for cities

April 6, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Sagol Family announced a new initiative to strengthen local leadership across Israel: The Bloomberg-Sagol Center for City Leadership at Tel Aviv University. “Local leaders are playing a critical role in responding,” Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies and the 108th mayor of New York City said Sunday in Tel Aviv while announcing the new initiative. “This program will support them.”

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Education

Video: What is a Charter School?

March 25, 2022

Public charter schools ensure that K-12 students’ zip code or socioeconomic status doesn’t dictate the quality of their education. Our recent investment in public charter schools will help close achievement gaps for students across the country.

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Arts

Follow the Data Podcast: Celebrating the History of Filmmaking

March 25, 2022

Ahead of this year’s Academy Awards, Katherine Oliver sits down with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Director and President Bill Kramer and its Chief Artistic and Programming Officer Jacqueline Stewart. They share some insight on their global approach to curating the museum, how they are experimenting with digital technologies with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, and their exhibits that show just how movies go from, as Jacqueline says, “the page to the screen.”

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Follow the Data Podcast: A Conversation with Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO, Patti Harris

March 11, 2022

In this episode, Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patti Harris sits down with Hank Paulson, the 74th US Treasury Secretary, and a member of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Board of Directors, to discuss her experience in public service, the importance of hiring a great team, rallying the private sector to support the clean energy transition, and more. Their conversation was adopted from Straight Talk, a podcast by the Paulson Institute.

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Bloomberg’s Giving to the Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

March 4, 2022

Bloomberg stands with the world in condemning the invasion of Ukraine as an abhorrent disregard of international law and human rights.

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Follow the Data Podcast: Not Just a Statue: A New Monument Rooted in Community and History in Newark, NJ

February 25, 2022

In this episode – which is part of a series about how memorials, monuments, and temporary public art pieces can be more reflective of our society – David Andersson of the Bloomberg Associates Culture team sits down with Fayemi Shakur, the Arts and Cultural Affairs Director of the City of Newark. They discuss the process of selecting Cooke John’s design, how the artist team is working with the community, and what it means for cities to construct new monuments today.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: The Enduring Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Future of American Public Health

February 18, 2022

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, and Dr. Kelly Henning, who leads Bloomberg Philanthropies’ public health program, discuss how to address health misinformation, how the pandemic has exacerbated the opioid and mental health crises, and what’s keeping the Surgeon General optimistic about the future of public health.

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Education

Follow the Data Podcast: Creating Pathways to Middle Skill Jobs

January 7, 2022

​On this episode, Jenny Sharfstein Kane of our education team sits down with Julia Baez, CEO of Baltimore’s Promise​, a city-wide collaborative which supports the health and education of Baltimore City youth from cradle to career. Julia tells us more about the organization’s Grads2Careers initiative, which focuses on helping Baltimore City Public Schools graduates who aren’t immediately bound for college or careers enter the workforce by offering occupational skills training in fields like tech, health care, logistics, and transportation.

Jenny also sits down with the Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, Randall Woodfin, to discuss how internships and apprenticeships will help shape the employment landscape in his city and the challenges entry-level workers are facing as a result of the pandemic.

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Arts

Follow the Data Podcast: Memorializing Loss, Injustice and History, Part Two

December 20, 2021

In this episode – which is part of a series about how memorials, monuments, and temporary pieces can be more reflective of our society – Stephanie Dockery from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts team sits down with Rick Lowe for a conversation around community-centered public art projects. They discuss the importance of creating community through public art, what they’ve learned from working with the City of Tulsa on the Greenwood Art Project, and how cities can implement art as a catalyst for community healing.

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