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John Goodwin on how Covid-19 will change education

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Quartz
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It took a global pandemic and stay-at-home orders for 1.5 billion people worldwide, but something is finally occurring to us: The future we thought we expected may not be the one we get. We know that things will change; how they’ll change is a mystery.

[Opinion] It's time to reopen schools

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CNN
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When the Covid-19 pandemic began sweeping across the planet, there was a lot the world did not know about its impact on children. Could they get sick? Could they transmit the virus? Were schools safe? We have since learned quite a bit. We have learned that children are not the main drivers of the epidemic across countries.

“Their War Against Education” Armed Group Attacks on Teachers, Students, and Schools in Burkina Faso

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Human Rights Watch
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When armed men on motorcycles tore up to a school in Béléhédé village in Burkina Faso’s Sahel region in early 2018, panic ensued. “I was in class when the terrorists came. ... They fired a shot, and we all fled to save ourselves,” said Boureima S. (not his real name), a 14-year-old student at the time. “Afterwards, when we went back there, I saw they had burned the principal’s motorcycle...

UNESCO and INEE organize a Webinar on Ensuring Inclusive Education during COVID-19

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UNESCO
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The COVID-19 outbreak has translated into a major education due to school closure and the interruption of regular education services. In the Arab region, where 13 million children and youth are already out-of-school due to conflict, an additional 100 million learners are now affected by school interruption.

Why focusing on gender-based violence is a priority in a crisis

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Devex
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Reports of domestic violence have fallen dramatically in fragile and conflict-affected countries since the introduction of lockdowns aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. According to new data from the International Rescue Committee, reports of abuse have decreased by 50% in Bangladesh and 30% in Tanzania as a result of restrictions on mobility, lack of information, and increased isolat

Education faces 'reckoning' unless needs of students met – study

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The Educator
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A new report has warned that education systems worldwide face a ‘reckoning’ unless the needs of students and societies are met. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report, titled: ‘New schools of thought: Innovative models for delivering higher education’, was commissioned by the Qatar Foundation (QF), a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, an