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Education Poverty: the aftershock of the pandemic

Rubina Abu Zeinab-Chahine| A growing number of children are getting ready to go back to their classrooms. About 78 percent of the 134 countries that have closed schools have agreed on schools reopening dates. However, questions abound. What does the return to school during the pandemic look like? How will schools reopen? What are the safety measures? How will student learning be affected? To what extent will the poorest and most vulnerable communities be affected? These and other questions remain difficult to answer. Reopening schools must weigh the benefits and risks through educational, public health and socio-economic lenses.
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