The Impact of COVID-19 on Education : The Edge Foundation

The impact of C19 will undoubtedly be one of the definining elements of a whole generation of British students and young people. Learn about the impact of coronavirus on education in this report from The Edge Foundation.

The Edge Foundation have summarised evidence on the early impacts of lockdown including on the youth labour market, disadvantage, schools, further education and higher education.

The economic impact has been felt and will continue to be felt disproportionately by young people and will be one of the defining features of a whole generation of British children. The lockdown has had a severe impact on every family and on every aspect of education in this country.

There is already a huge amount of early research and comment on this topic and Edge wanted to bring together these findings and summarise them to help build a clearer picture.

The report explores the following areas in relation to COVID-19:

  • The youth labour market
  • Disadvantage
  • Schools
  • Further education
  • Higher education

Featured within the report, Youth Employment UK’s CEO, Laura-Jane Rawlings said

“We need coordinated action now to try to reduce the huge impact of the recession on young people’s employment and life chances. Along with partners like Impetus and the Youth Futures Foundation, we have founded a Covid-19 Youth Employment Group to try to bring together as many organisations as possible to share intelligence and coordinate our support and resources to address the issues and soften the impact wherever we can”.

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