The coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted education systems across the world, forcing school closures that have affected 90 percent of the world’s students. These closures have had devastating impacts on children and their ability to exercise their human right to education. Education systems were already in crisis even before the pandemic and are now facing the likelihood of drastic budget cuts. If governments and development partners do not act immediately, this crisis could turn into a catastrophe from which millions of children may never recover. The vital news is—there are solutions and a way forward that turns this crisis into an opportunity, but only if we act together with urgency now.