Entry by Ivonne Acevedo, Eleno Castro, Raquel Fernández, Iván Flores, Marcelo Pérez Alfaro, Miguel Székely, and Pablo Zoido. If someone at some point thought that the pandemic was affecting us all in the same way, it soon became clear that we do not face the storm from the same boat. Anyone, regardless of age, profession, socioeconomic status or celebrity, can contract … [Read more...] about Same storm, different boats
COVID-19 and education: We will come back, but will all of us come back?
Entry by Marcelo Pérez-Alfaro, Pablo Zoido y Gonzalo Muñoz. The exit from the pandemic with its progressive reopening of classrooms will have important effects on educational systems. The current scenario will affect learning achievements and amplify the dropout and unschooling risks. Preliminary calculations indicate a 17% increase in educational exclusion: 1 million … [Read more...] about COVID-19 and education: We will come back, but will all of us come back?
From distance to hybrid education: 4 key elements to make it happen
Entry by Elena Arias Ortiz, Andrea Bergamaschi, Marcelo Pérez Alfaro, Madiery Vásquez and Miguel Brechner. The prolonged closure of schools during COVID-19 has been a challenge for students, teachers, and parents. Today many countries are planning to reopen schools in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and social distancing measures make it very likely that … [Read more...] about From distance to hybrid education: 4 key elements to make it happen
Uruguay: the first country in Latin America to reopen its educational system
June has not been and will not be a regular month in Uruguay. 90 years ago, the construction of the legendary Centenario Stadium that would host the first World Cup was underway, running against the clock. June 2020 will also be a time of preparation and challenges. The reopening of rural educational centers that took place in April will gradually become generalized to urban … [Read more...] about Uruguay: the first country in Latin America to reopen its educational system
School closures: the challenge that COVID-19 has imposed on the educational systems of Latin America and the Caribbean
Rosita looks through the window of her house in Guayaquil and remembers her school, her teacher, and her classmates. She does not understand why she can no longer go out to play with her friends in the neighborhood or visit her grandmother, nor why her father has not come to visit her in almost a month. Her mother has told her she needs to study and do homework following … [Read more...] about School closures: the challenge that COVID-19 has imposed on the educational systems of Latin America and the Caribbean