Mar 11, 2021
67: Post-Pandemic Priorities for Education Part I: The United States - Rebecca Winthrop
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Rebecca Winthrop is a senior fellow and co-director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. Her research focuses on education globally, with special attention to the skills young people need to thrive in work, life, and as constructive citizens. She advises governments, international institutions, foundations, civil society organizations, and corporations on education issues. Winthrop has authored numerous articles, reports, books, and book chapters, including most recently Leapfrogging Inequality: Remaking Education to Help Young People Thrive with Adam Barton and Eileen McGivney. Her work has been featured in the BBC, Newsweek, Time Ideas, NPR, Economist, and The Financial Times, among others. Rebecca joins us to discuss Brooking's new taskforce assembled to guide the next generation of community schools in the US, the scale of the learning loss in the US, building back better, and much more. Listen to the full episode for a special section featuring Global Education Editor of the Financial Times, Andrew Jack, discuss the key outcomes of the discussion. Timestamps: 00:00:00: Introduction 00:04:02: What's been keeping Rebecca busy this past year? 00:07:22: Brooking's Next Generation Schools Task Force 00:16:12: What's the scale of the learning loss? 00:17:22: The effects of COVID are felt very differently 00:21:04: Are we really building back better? 00:28:16: Bringing students, parents, and teachers onboard with change 00:35:34: What the Biden-Harris administration can do in 2021 00:38:16: Lightening the bureaucratic load of testing in schools 00:42:28: Why is it so hard to change or replace programs? 00:45:02: The role of parents and family engagement education 00:47:06: What would it take to get us to leapfrog and not revert? 00:49:24: Andrew Jack's initial response 00:52:42: A remote world raising the status of teachers 00:53:58: Are schools going to revert or fundamentally change? 00:58:26: The UK debate on extending the academic year 01:02:34: Reopening schools - where we stand globally 01:05:48: Academic discipline cut to identifying learning loss 01:08:36: What policymakers are thinking 01:11:45: The role of media in supporting education Read Brooking's Report on the next generation of Community Schools: https://brook.gs/3l7kx4P Subscribe to the Financial Times: ft.com/education Follow Rebecca Winthrop: twitter.com/RebeccaWinthrop Follow Andrew Jack: twitter.com/AJack ------------------------------------------------- Check out more from WISE and send us your thoughts! If you enjoyed this episode, would you consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really helps out the show and we would greatly appreciate it. Website: wise-qatar.org Twitter: twitter.com/WISE_Tweets Instagram: @wiseqatar Facebook: facebook.com/wiseqatar/ Linkedin: bit.ly/2JKThYf
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