Report says more than 100 million children fail basic reading skills because of COVID-19

Education, Policies

Report says more than 100 million children fail basic reading skills because of COVID-19

A UNESCO statement said in 2020, instead of 460 million children experiencing reading difficulties, that number jumped to 584 million.

A new study, released on Friday by the UN cultural agency, has revealed that more than 100 million more children, than expected, are falling behind the minimum proficiency level in reading, due to COVID-related school closures.

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114 million children still out of the classroom in Latin America and the Caribbean

Education, Policies

114 million children still out of the classroom in Latin America and the Caribbean

The world’s largest number of children without face-to-face schooling

 Total and partial school closures in Latin America and the Caribbean currently leave about 114 million students without face-to-face schooling according to UNICEF’s latest estimates.

One year after the beginning of the pandemic, Latin America and the Caribbean remains the region in the world with the largest number of children still missing out on in-person classes. On average, children in this region have lost 158 school days of face-to-face schooling.

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International Security and Democracy: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Post-Cold War Era (Pitt Latin American Series)

Civil War, Threats

International Security and Democracy: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Post-Cold War Era (Pitt Latin American Series)

Domínguez has drawn together fifteen leading scholars on international relations and comparative politics from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, thus bringing to bear varying national perspectives from several corners of the hemisphere to analyze the intersection between regional security issues and the democracy  building process in Latin America.

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