Education

School reopenings: Technology and the widening gap

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September 01, 2020

Bart Epstein, Kimberly Jenkins Robinson

Hosted by Robert C. Pianta

Three education experts from the Curry School at the University of Virginia engage in a broad conversation about school reopenings during the COVID-19 pandemic—and in its aftermath. They explore how racial and socioeconomic education gaps and disparities have been exacerbated by the learning-from-home model. And they discuss how technology can play a role in supporting students during the 2020–21 school year—and beyond.