SummaryIn the present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 8/4 and 44/3, the Special Rapporteur on the right to education addresses the risks and opportunities of the digitalization of education and their impact on the right to education.The Special Rapporteur calls for discussions relating to the introduction of…
With school closures fuelling inequality, fears grow that a whole generation might be lost
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Coalition releases Research Brief
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Back to school: lessons from around the world
As India joins 100+ countries worldwide where children are attending in-person school, we look at some global best practices
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The Longer‐Term Impact of COVID‐19 on K–12 Student Learning and Assessment
This study examines how classroom assessment, teaching and learning, and measurement and interpretation of student growth have been affected by the sudden switch of schools to online instruction.