Press Play wraps up its week-long series on education in the time of COVID-19. Today’s focus: How the virus is expanding the already wide education gap between the rich and poor. Plus, what are some possible solutions to narrow that gap?
Solutions for closing the learning gap
From this Episode:
Californians applied for unemployment months ago. Some still haven’t gotten their money
In a single day, Astu Bah made 700 calls to California's Employment Development Department. The mom of two applied for unemployment in March and finally got through to EDD...
How to close the education gap that’s only widened since COVID-19
The pandemic has exacerbated the learning gap between rich and poor kids in K-12 schools, says Annette Anderson, professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education.
How postal service delays could affect the 2020 election
Residents are experiencing delays in getting their mail lately. The backlog followed changes that U.S. Postmaster General Louis Dejoy made in Washington.