Education in a post-COVID world: nine ideas for public action

The global health pandemic has shined a harsh light on the vulnerabilities and challenges humanity faces. It has provided a clear picture of existing inequalities—and a clearer picture of what steps forward we need to take, chief among them addressing the education of more than 1.5 billion students whose learning has been hampered due to school closures. This report is the result of the collective work of the International Commission on the Futures of Education, established by UNESCO in 2019. […] It presents nine key ideas for navigating through the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath, contending that we cannot forget core principles and known strengths as we face unprecedented disruption to economies, societies and—our particular focus here—education systems.

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