Remaking education to help young people thrive

Children attend classes at a school in San Cristobal, Venezuela February 20, 2018. Picture taken February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez - RC1F51D68850

Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, describes the skills children need to succeed in life and how to improve the quality of learning for the most marginalized children and youth, including girls and children affected by extreme violence.

Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds looks at the major factors that affect midterm elections and what you should watch out for in her regular “What’s Happening in Congress” segment.

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producers Brennan Hoban and Chris McKenna. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Camilo Ramirez, and David Nassar.

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