By now the coronavirus, and the resulting fallout, has impacted just about every family in one way or another. Students are out of school, unemployment is rising and social distancing could take a psychological toll. But not everyone is equally affected. Research indicates that students from low-income backgrounds could fall further behind their peers if learning stops too long and the country sinks into recession. That makes the conversation about education equity essential. But the term doesn’t just mean equipping students with the same devices and broadband access. Schools also play an important role in boosting at-home learning among families.
This post, written by Stephen Noonoo member of EdSurge, discuss How do you define equity, in the context of these school shutdowns? an offer a condensed transcript (edited for clarity) from the video Understanding the Impact of Coronavirus on K-12 Education, hosted by EdSurge and ISTE.