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BRIEF June 22, 2020

Lessons For Education during the COVID-19 crisis



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The COVID-19 pandemic is a stress test for education systems around the world. Due to the crisis, 190 countries have faced complete or partial school closures and as a result, more than 1.7 billion students have been affected. With hundreds of millions of learners forced to stay home, education policy makers are working to ensure that classes continue, and that the most vulnerable don’t get left behind.  Technology is one of the most critical tools to support remote learning when learners need to remain outside of classrooms.

With many different approaches being taken by countries worldwide, the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity for policy makers to learn from each other and co-operate to mitigate the effects of the pandemic and maybe even “build back better”.

To support countries in this effort, the Harvard Global Education Innovation InitiativeHundrED, the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and the World Bank Group Education Global Practice are combining their expertise to provide the countries with information and resources from around the world on the education response to the crisis.


Guidance notes

Notes providing guidance on the different remote learning options as a response to the school closures from education television programming to the use of educational technologies at scale.



Continuity Stories

Case studies from around the world highlighting countries’ remote learning solutions and how they are adapting to different student and teacher needs.




Webinar series featuring high level education actors discussing the responses by different countries to the COVID-19 crisis in the education sector. 



Online Learning Resources 

Curated repositories of platforms and other resources that can be used for online learning.