COVID-19 Is Creating A World Crisis in Education

Here is how the response is shaping up—plus our recommended online resources.

The knock-on impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been wide-ranging and far-reaching, touching everything from economies to health systems and social norms in every corner of the globe. Some of its most significant impacts have been in the area of education.

As of mid-April, more than 1.6 billion children and youth in 188 countries—91.3 per cent of the world’s student population—had been affected by school closures. This situation is unprecedented in the history of education—and many school systems, teachers, students and parents were tossed into it without the planning or technology to make it work properly.

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