Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, excellence and equity, cornerstones of good education systems, are being challenged in every part of the world. Our greatest concern is that differences in parental involvement and access to technology exacerbate inequality. At the same time, as with every major challenge, this is an opportunity to improve.
And as important as continuing quality education is, it is just as important to maintain mental and physical wellbeing for students and parents. Maybe you can even use this situation to connect with the rest of the world. There are areas for individuals as well as educators to reflect on how to improve.
For this unique Spotlight, in a matter of seven days they received 102 submissions from educators worldwide offering innovative solutions to challenges raised by the novel Coronavirus. They additionally researched hundreds of examples - big & small - on how to help children learn in these extreme times. Their goal is not to provide one recommendation to solve all problems, but rather solutions for different types of challenges around education during this crisis.