A World Bank study estimates a loss of 0.3 to 0.9 years of schooling. The repercussions of learning loss and increased dropout rates are also likely to diminish the economic opportunities for this generation of students. How have countries responded to these challenges? Do they appreciate the sense of urgency that is required to rise to the challenge?
Inclusive Education Needed as Equity Disparities Increase
The use of technology is becoming a hallmark of education services in the inter and post COVID era, though they offer fewer opportunities for engagement between students and teachers. Those who can have also introduced or expanded supplemental learning opportunities, but uneven trends in recovery efforts, coupled with continued pandemic disruptions, are having uneven impact.
Education Systems' Response to COVID-19 - Brief September 10th, 2021
The COVID-19 Global Education Recovery Tracker, sourced by teams across the World Bank, Johns Hopkins, and UNICEF, monitors recovery planning efforts in more than 200 countries and territories. The latest data shows that most countries have already opened schools partially (rural areas or parts of the country) and mostly with hybrid (combining remote and in-person) or mixed approaches.
COVID-19 Vaccination for Teachers: Global Implications for Reopening Schools Equitably
In some high-income countries (HICs), such as the United States, school reopening conversations incorporate vaccinating teachers as an important point in the agenda towards returning to in-person learning. The context is somewhat different in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where vaccine availability is scarce.
Education Systems' Response to COVID-19 - Brief June 7th, 2021: Getting Back to Learning
The COVID-19 Global Education Recovery Tracker, sourced by teams across the World Bank, Johns Hopkins, and UNICEF, monitors recovery planning efforts in more than 200 countries and territories. Based on its data, learning modalities across regions shifted in recent weeks with many more countries shifting to hybrid and returning to in-person education.