An international review of plans for school reopening

This report is based on a survey of recently-published guidance documents and media commentary related to the management of the reopening of schools after closure in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The authors consider current approaches to reopening schools, using relevant country examples to illustrate trends in policy. Examples from high-income, middle-income and low-income contexts are used. At the time of writing, most of the school systems that have reopened are in high-income or middle-income countries. Schools in most low-income and many middle-income countries remain closed. The evidence base related to the experience of reopening is, therefore, heavily skewed towards high-income and middle-income countries. The authors identify issues relating to the use of technology in the reopened schools.


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