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International Day Of Education: The Impact of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a global crisis impacting all factors of life. With cases increasing, the UK has entered its third national lockdown whereby schools, universities and colleges have officially closed for a second time. 

But while the debate about whether schools should be open or closed continues in almost every country in the world, the disruption is having the biggest affect on those who already have limited access to education.

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International Day of Education: The Emerging Digital Divide

With the International Day of Education this 24th of January, it's a good time to reflect on one of the most challenging years for providing this most fundamental of human rights. The coronavirus has had detrimental consequences worldwide across all aspects of society and has served to reinforce pre-existing inequalities. Its impact on education has been constantly in the spotlight throughout, though the focus has remained broadly level for all students no matter the educational background. Yet the fallout from the transition to an online learning experience has brought one specific inequality to the fore. The need to recognise the growing "digital divide".

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