Beyond COVID: Building more resilient education systems in a post-pandemic world
The Center for International Development, based at the Kennedy School, has launched a discussion series on the challenges that countries will face as COVID-19 subsides. The first Beyond COVID event, moderated by the director of CID, Professor Asim Khwaja, examined the impact of the pandemic on education and how to build more resilient school systems. Assistant Professor Michela Carlana discussed how the pandemic is affecting children, especially immigrants and girls. She said immigrant children are especially susceptible to depression and other negative effects. According to Carlana, school systems need to build inclusive systems that can reach every child, including immigrants; otherwise, these children will be more likely to drop out of school.