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Log On, or Drop Out: How COVID-19 Is Pushing Students Further Apart

May 14, 2020

MEXICO CITY – Before her classes moved online in March, Emilia Álvarez, a high school math teacher in Bogotá, Colombia, was given a three-hour crash course in distance learning Unfortunately, what to do about students who could only connect through WhatsApp or a pay-as-you-go data plan wasn’t yet on the curriculum “We’ve found that many of our students don’t have the tools they need to participate in virtual education,” Álvarez told AQ “Some don’t have internet access at all” Since the outbreak began, education officials across Latin America have rushed to get...

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