Covid and the Disaster of Philippine Education

World Bank research finds significant long-term damage to students

The world of 14-year-old Jane Escobedo* has shrunk to her bedroom, her cellphone, and a sheaf of lessons she calls a “module.” She has only briefly been inside a school since January of 2020, first because of the January 12, 2020 eruption of the Taal volcano, which left an inch and a half of volcanic sand on her house, school, and much of the rest of th…

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