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Mekdes: a COVID-19 learning hero for deaf children in Ethiopia

This blog is part of a series of blogs telling the stories of COVID-19 learning heroes, whose stories were celebrated during International Education Day. Right after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Ethiopia in March 2020, the government ordered … Continue reading

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Time to roll out education’s recovery package

By Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO Humanity likes clear cut resolutions to crises and flees uncertainty. As the new year begins, the world has neither – the pandemic is resurging, vaccination campaigns are still in their infancy, and … Continue reading

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Emerging from COVID-19 pandemic: A social inclusion approach to educating learners with disabilities

By Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank and Anna Cristina D’Addio, Senior Policy Analyst at the GEM Report The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of children to stay at home and physically out of school. Despite planned … Continue reading

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Re-building resilient education systems: three lessons on the privatisation of education emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic

English / Español By members of the Privatisation in Education and Human Rights Consortium It is well-known that the disruptions to education due to COVID-19 are enormous. In order to understand the full effects of the pandemic, members of the … Continue reading

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What is the best pedagogy for managing the transition back to school ?

By Le Thu Huong, Programme Specialist, Section of Education Policy at UNESCO Going to school is important for children, but it may be a daunting experience this year due to the pandemic. Returning after months of being locked-down and studying … Continue reading

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Act now to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the cost of achieving SDG4

English / Español Next week, finance ministers are being convened by the United Nations Secretary-General to look at financing in the era of COVID-19 and beyond.  It is critical that they see education as key to the recovery from the … Continue reading

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Why the world urgently needs a global plan to get all children safely back to school 

By Hollie Warren, Head of Education: Save the Children The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated more than ever that global crises require global solutions. In April, faced with a global health emergency like no other, the international community came together in … Continue reading

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Preparing for the new normal in Pakistan amid COVID 19 – A case for accelerated learning

By Hamza Sarfraz, Policy Researcher and Zain ul Abidin, Programme Specialist at Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi Several months after it first hit globally, governments and experts across the world have now finally begun to register the long-term consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. Education … Continue reading

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Which are the biggest aid donors to education?

The recent new policy paper by the GEM Report shows that aid to each of the three education levels – basic, secondary and upper secondary education – has grown in the latest annual release of data from 2018. The last … Continue reading

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Three innovative responses to COVID-19 that have removed barriers to learning for the most marginalised

By Janet Lennox and Wongani Taulo Since COVID-19 burst onto the world stage, headlines have mounted about the millions of children suddenly out of school due to the closures during countries’ lockdowns. Lessons from earlier school closures, such as the … Continue reading

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