OECD Education Today: Pandemic school closures “were not inevitable” and “a policy choice”

Worst-performing school systems had the longest closures

In a recent blog post that likely went unnoticed by most, education leaders from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Bank, UNICEF, and UNESCO didn’t mince words about the harms of pandemic school closures.

The post said extended school closures “have had devastating effects on many children’s cognitive, social, and emotional…



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