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Pandemic impacts students, halts education

Campus Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 18:01, 25 July 2021  
Pandemic impacts students, halts education

The global pandemic has taken a toll on many aspects of American society along with others around the world, particularly education.

In many parts of America, schools closed in March 2020 and never went back to full in-person learning. Some districts are still unsure about what will happen this fall when schools are scheduled to begin a new academic year.

We often think only of the impact to institutions within our own country, but across the globe those same issues and problems are often amplified due to a lack of resources.

The question remains, will the largest, world-wide educational shutdown in history change how we educate in the future and how teachers are valued?

Smart Talk Thursday welcomes four 2020 Global Teacher Prize finalist teachers who will share their stories and experiences about how the pandemic has affected education in their regions of the world.

Joining the conversation were Olasunkanmi Opeifa who spoke about Nigeria and the continent of Africa, Lusine Jhangiryan who addressed education in Russia and Eastern Europe, Gustavo Calderón De Anda with details about education in Mexico and Central America and Jeff Remington, from the Palmyra School District in Pennsylvania. Source: WITF