30
Jun
2020

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School education in the age of COVID-19 – Webinar recording

Teachers and students responded quickly and well to remote learning when the COVID-19 crisis forced the closure of schools. But new research suggests most students learnt less at home than they would have in the classroom – and that disadvantaged students fell further behind.

In this special Webinar, experts from the UK, the US, and Australia discussed their latest findings and identified the extent of the ‘equity gap’. And as schools reopen and students return to the classroom, the panel suggested ways to help our most vulnerable students to catch-up, answered questions on school education in the age of COVID-19.

Speakers:
– Anthony Mackay AM – President & CEO of the Washington DC based National Centre on Education and the Economy
– Dr. V. Darleen Opfer – Vice President of RAND Education and Labor and the Distinguished Chair in Education Policy at the RAND Corporation
– Robert Coe – Director of Research and Development at Evidence Based Education and Senior Associate at the Education Endowment Foundation
– Julie Sonnemann – School Education Fellow at Grattan Institute

A special event by Grattan Institute/Education Endowment Foundation/National Centre Education and Economy/RAND Corporation.

We would like to thank the Origin Energy Foundation for their generous and timely support of this project.

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