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Impact of Remote Work and Learning on Diversity & Inclusion

Updated: Jun 3, 2020

The impact of Covid-19 has been widespread and deeply felt across the world. The move to remote learning and remote working will affect us all, but marginalized demographics will be disproportionately impacted. Below we’ve compiled a few news articles highlighting the effects Covid-19 has and will have on diverse communities due to the transition to remote working and learning.



Fortune: Remote work may exacerbate diversity and inclusion problems for companies

  • Highlights from a panel of HR workers on how companies can get ahead of potential equality problems for employees as companies continue working from home.


The 74: Giving Back, Principal Delivers a Chance to Succeed

  • An uplifting story about the lengths a Cleveland school district high school principal will go to in order to help her students continue their education while at home.

The Wall Street Journal: The Pandemic Sent 1.5 Billion Children Home from School. Many Might Not Return.

  • “Authorities in the U.S. and Europe are desperately trying to stop children from dropping out of school permanently.”

Harvard Business Review: Higher Ed Needs a Long-Term Plan for Virtual Learning

  • Analysis of the steps that higher ed institutions need to take in order to build digital environments for students to learn.


Washington Post: Civil rights history tells us who loses when schools are closed

  • A look back at how the closing of schools has disproportionately affected African-American communities.


The Daily Cardinal: Students come first: Inclusive teaching in the classroom, online

  • Article on how UW-Madison is approaching inclusive teaching and different ways professors can adjust their teaching styles to accommodate students with difficult home lives.

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