May 25, 2020, Opinion, "With almost every child across the United States out of school due to the coronavirus, schools are shifting their thinking from stop-gap measures to the future of learning. The current scale of school disruptions, both nationally and globally, is unprecedented, yet the nature of them is not. Lessons learned from working with displaced refugees and people in settings of conflict can help us as we plan for a future of learning amid uncertainty. In an immediate crisis, we think about what we absolutely need to stay alive: our health, food, water and shelter. As the long-term nature of a crisis sets in, we think not only about what is lifesaving but also about what is life-sustaining, including learning."
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