Education after the lockdown (News and Research 193)


No exams! More equity? May 1968 Paris riots resulted in abandoning normal examination procedures. For those on margin of passing exams, result was more education and higher wages – effects that persist…

The social impacts of the coronavirus crisis, particularly on children and young people, can be anticipated and mitigated | The corona spring must not become the defining experience of a generation…

Tackling inequity in education during and after COVID-19 | Hanna Alasuutari | Learning has been disrupted for more than 1.5 billion children and youth by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Most students around the world are out of school and using remote learning programs, through the internet, TV, or radio or combination of these, if they are available. Inequity in access to the internet, data packages, and devices to support remote continuity of education for all learners has become clearly evident, but the specific risks that this pandemic poses to marginalized students, especially students with disabilities or diverse/special educational needs are essentially sidelined.

Southern Europe’s millennials suffer two huge crises by their mid-30s

Montenegro Science Minister Sanja Damjanovic: HERIC project now directly contributing to the fight against COVID.

Main messages from the second informal videoconference of ministers of education on implications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on education and training

Deputy Higher Education Minister speaks about issues of online education | Students who were not able to participate in online classes or did not learn them cannot be left on the chickens for the second year or expelled from the ranks of students. Students are given the opportunity to re-master subjects depending on the expiration of the quarantine period.  Online conversation with the Deputy Minister of Higher and Secondary Special Education Sarvar Buzrukhanov and the Head of the Department Abduvali Halikov.

Public Education Minister speaks about issues of education system | In a video conference with the participation of journalists and bloggers, the Minister of Education Sherzod Shermatov answered current questions in the field of education.

Kyrgyz, Russian Education Ministries hold online meeting | Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Education of Russia held videoconference Monday, the press service of Kyrgyz Education Ministry said.

Belarus reopens schools as leader rejects ‘coronapsychosis’ (AP Associated Press Newswires)
Schools reopened Monday in Belarus following an extended spring break, but authorities allowed parents to keep their children at home even though the government has steered clear of closures and restrictions on public movement amid the country’s expanding coronavirus outbreak.

Academic year in schools to end with online classes | In Uzbekistan, the academic year will end with online classes. The 2019/2020 academic year will end online. This was stated in the decision of the Special Republican Commission. Reportedly, the 2019/2020 academic year in organizations and institutions of the public education system will end with remote TV lessons organized as part of the online school project.

Blazenka Divjak: Parents to Decide When Their Kids Go Back to School | As Index writes on the 22nd of April, 2020, Education Minister Blazenka Divjak has stated that part of online schooling and education at a distance for children in Croatia is going relatively well. As far as the state graduation is concerned, in discussions with epidemiologists, indicative dates have been proposed for June – and the graduation exam will take place from the 8th to the 29th of June, 2020…

Rethinking Education Post-Coronavirus: Lessons from Spain to Avoid Widening the Socioeconomic Achievement Gap | The Spanish experience with the PROA programme (Plan de Refuerzo, Orientación y Apoyo en centros de Educación Primaria y Educación Secundaria) a decade ago provides some relevant evidence to guide the COVID-19 response. During the Great Recession, the PROA programme provided extra support to disadvantaged students who would have been most affected by school closures and in so doing, improved academic performance in reading and learning by 8.5%… Here’s the study.

Secretary DeVos Makes Available Over $13 Billion in Emergency Coronavirus Relief to Support Continued Education for K-12 Students