COVID-19 and Education: What’s the Future of School?

The pandemic has made stark the glaring worldwide inequities in access to education. Many now-shuttered schools in marginalized communities haven’t been able to provide  their students with any meaningful instruction at all. Those in wealthier communities are offering online classes of varying quality. And a growing number of the rich are setting up small private “pods” or mini-schools to ensure their kids get in-person tutoring.  

This webinar on Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. Eastern features experts and education journalists  to discuss the challenges re-opening schools during a pandemic, as well as the winners and losers of lockdowns when communities lack access to wifi or healthcare. 

This event was organized by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with EWA.


  • Antônio Gois, O Globo
  • Chika Oduah, journalist
  • Emiliana Vegas, Brookings Institution
  • Erik Robelen, EWA (moderator)

Time: August 20, 10 a.m. Eastern