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Italy: the struggle to define an innovative and inclusive educational project in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

This blog was written by Rita Locatelli, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the UNESCO Chair of the Catholic University of Milan and Monica Mincu, Associate Professor of Comparative Education at the University of Turin.* With almost seven million primary and secondary school students confined at home, Italy was one of the first countries to close schools […]

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Business engagement in education in emergencies: Lessons for the COVID-19 response

This blog was written by Francine Menashy, University of Massachusetts Boston. It was originally published on the Global Education Monitoring Report World Education Blog on 8 April 2020. The forthcoming 2021 Global Education Monitoring Report will focus on the vital role of the non-state sector. Businesses and business leaders represent one group of non-state actors […]

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How can Sierra Leone’s education response after Ebola help with the COVID-19 response?

This blog is written by Colin Bangay, Senior Education Adviser, Department for International Development (DFID). It aims to look at some practical and sensible lessons from the education response in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak, to help others as they face closures of education systems. This blog was originally published on the Global Partnership […]

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