Back to school? Or not back to school? That is the question….
In the first half of 2020, 188 countries temporarily closed their schools to slow down the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Suddenly, more than 1.5 billion young people were on their own or following classes online. Many school re-openings since then have continued to be disrupted by the virus: some have had to switch back to remote learning just days after resuming classes as infection rates ramped up. What are the trade-offs between getting kids back to school and keeping communities healthy? How can schools adapt to the coronavirus? And will this virus radically and permanently change the way we learn and teach? Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD, weighs in.
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Host: Clara Young
Producer: Robin Allison Davis
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