Nearly 1.4 billion children around globe are out of school. Here’s what countries are doing to keep kids learning during pandemic.
There were, as of Thursday, approximately half a million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus around the world, with more than 22,000 deaths, including at least 1,000 in the United States. Public life in most countries has virtually stopped in an attempt to stop the spread of covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. UNESCO said some 1.37 billion students are out of school worldwide.
At a virtual UNESCO meeting this week, an ad hoc group of education ministers from 11 countries — Costa Rica, Croatia, Egypt, France, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru and Senegal — discussed efforts to