Education and the Pandemic

Education and the pandemic

Over the past two months, MCERA has been working closely with researchers and journalists to respond to issues surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on education.

Education has been a significant component of public discussion around the response to the pandemic.

We have compiled a number of expert comments that we have issued, as well as links to the recordings of the Q&A sessions with experts and additional resources, into a briefing paper. You can download the paper here.

I hope you find this resource useful. Please feel free to forward this on to anyone you think may be interested.

We also ran a Q&A regarding NAPLAN yesterday. We have been contacted by a number of stakeholders who could not attend, asking if there was a recording.  The audio-only file is available on YouTube.

Chief Executive Officer
Dr Shannon Schedlich

Warm regards,


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