It Is Critical to Reopen Schools

News and Research 237 It Is Critical to Reopen Schools, Says World Bank’s Malpass | World Bank President David Malpass says reopening schools is critical for developing nations (Bloomberg). Simulating the Potential Impacts of COVID-19 School Closures on Schooling and Learning Outcomes: A Set of Global Estimates | Congratulations Aroob! | World Bank Research ObserverContinue reading “It Is Critical to Reopen Schools”

European Education Area

News and Research 235 March 8: International Women’s Day: Realizing the returns to schooling: How COVID-19 and school closures are threatening women’s economic future | COVID-19 is threatening the gains being made in girls’ education. Urgent action is needed to ensure that girls and women can realize the returns to their schooling COVID-19: Bringing GirlsContinue reading “European Education Area”

Time to Reopen Schools

News and Research 234 Time to reopen the school gates | America’s failure to get millions of its children back to school is a national fiasco. This was a big week for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The elected board that runs Maryland’s biggest school district held its first in-person meeting since it closed its 208Continue reading “Time to Reopen Schools”

Skills, Youth and COVID-19

News and Research 233 Georgia Launches New Information Portal to Support and Improve its Vocational Education and Training Sector | A newly revamped website,, will serve as a hub and one-stop shop for information on new developments, data and statistics, best practices, government policies, and latest trends in Georgia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector.Continue reading “Skills, Youth and COVID-19”

Impact of the Poland Education Reforms – and other news

News and Research 231 North Macedonia: Education Ministry: Proposed reforms are in line with World Bank recommendations.. COVID-19 Response: Europe & Central Asia: Tertiary Education |  Lucia Brajkovic, Assel Mukhametzhanova, Denis Nikolaev, Polina Zavalina | This Note offers recommendations in 11 key areas to policy makers at the national, regional and institutional level on howContinue reading “Impact of the Poland Education Reforms – and other news”