Students, parents, and educators are all dealing with an education system abruptly turned upside down. It is paramount that equity in education is at the forefront of action during the crisis.

Responding to the Coronavirus pandemic


Students, parents, and educators are all dealing with an education system abruptly turned upside down. It is paramount that equity in education is at the forefront of action during the Coronavirus pandemic crisis.

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  • Early learning programs like Head Start that have temporarily ceased operations be sustained to meet childcare needs once the current situation improves. Its educators should likewise remain employed.
  • As schools from K-12 to universities have switched to online learning, Congress should ensure quality online-distance education. This is particularly critical for those students learning English who already experience wide opportunity gaps in comparison to their peers and for whom quality digital curricula are less available.
  • Timely and relevant information about children’s schools should be communicated to parents in both English and Spanish, and in a culturally appropriate way. 
  • Congress should immediately pass new legislation or use existing authority to provide zero-interest forbearance to student loan borrowers. 

Read the CARES Act Brief: Education & Latinos.


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