Bloomberg EDU: Community Schools and the Opportunity Gap

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Following on the heels of the 2013 NCCS Practicum, Bloomberg EDU will explore the community schools model and how it can help close the opportunity gap.

The first of two 15-minute segments will feature a conversation between host Jane Williams and our practicum keynote speaker, Robert Putnam, who is Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, and best-selling author of “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American.”

The second segment features a conversation about community schools with Jane Quinn and Tony Smith, plenary speaker and former superintendent of schools in Oakland, Calif.

The segment will air five times this weekend, starting tonight at 10 PM; Saturday at 5am, 11am and 8pm; and Sunday at 12am and 7pm. Bloomberg Radio can be found on WBBR 1130 AM in the New York metro area, SiriusXM Channel 119 and via podcast at

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