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New York Times

American Schools Got a $190 Billion Covid Windfall. Where Is It Going?

September 11th, 2022 - "According to Burbio, 62 percent of districts plan on summer learning or after-school programs, allocating $1.7 million on average; 23 percent are planning on tutoring, with average spending of $1.4 million. The cost and scale are often staggering"

 

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Bloomberg

Bloomberg cites Burbio survey on school district spending

August 15th, 2022 - "On average, school district expenses rose 5.4% in fiscal 2023 from a year earlier, according to an analysis of 118 district budgets by Burbio, a Pelham, New York-based company that tracks school data. The gains follow a 10.8% increase between fiscal years 2022 and 2021. In total, the districts plan to spend $134 billion in the upcoming school year, up from $126 billion the previous year."

 

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New York Times

Burbio appears in NY Times piece on "A Normal Back to School?"

August 10th, 2022 - "There is a real urgency around getting school back to normal. Very few school districts are requiring masks — fewer than 3 percent among the top 500 school districts in the country, according to data from Burbio."

 

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Axios

Burbio featured in Axios piece on Back to School trends

August 1st, 2022 - "[Schools are] going to help support ... families and students but also engage the students in a way that the school can be become more of a center of their life than it's been since the disruptions," Dennis Roche, the president of school tracking site Burbio, told Axios.

 

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Axios

Burbio Featured in Axios Article on Summer School Trends

June 20th, 2022 - "Why it matters: Schools are now reimagining how to continue to capitalize on the summer months — and experts say enrichment programs and other offerings may become a "permanent part of the landscape."   "I don't view this as a stopgap," Dennis Roche, the president of school tracking site Burbio, told Axios."

 

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Wall Street Journal

Burbio Featured in WSJ Piece on ESSER III Spending and HVAC

June 9th, 2022 - "More than 2,000 school districts plan HVAC-related improvements, and over 300 expect to invest in windows, doors and roofs, data provider Burbio Inc. found by analyzing how about 4,750 districts planned to spend their American Rescue Plan funds."

 

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The 74

The 74 reports on Burbio-provided data to examine 9th grade enrollment trends

May 9th, 2022 - "(Ninth grade) students who were held back are among the reasons Texas saw a 9% increase in its freshman class this year, more than four times the state's annual growth rate prior to the pandemic. The pattern has been demonstrated in more than a dozen states, according to enrollment data compiled by Burbio."

 

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Bloomberg

Burbio featured in Bloomberg  on ESSER III spending by school districts

April 18th, 2022 - "In a sampling of 10 states, schools had only gone through between 0.5% and 15% of their allocated funds in the year after the money was made available, according to figures compiled by Burbio, a Pelham, New York-based company that tracks school data. Some school groups have asked the Department of Education to extend the deadline.\."

 

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New York Times

Burbio featured in New York Times piece on mask mandates being lifted

March 4th, 2022 -“This past week was an inflection point,” said my colleague Amelia Nierenberg, who writes the Education Briefing. Today, almost 60 percent of major school districts no longer require masks, according to the school tracking site Burbio"

 

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New York Times

Burbio featured in New York Times story on Covid 19 school disruptions during Omicron wave

February 28th, 2022 - "Some districts have begun planning on virtual days during periods  of seasonal Covid spread, said Dennis Roche, the president of Burbio, a data firm that has been tracking closures in more than 5,000 school districts."

“It’s almost like building a house in an earthquake zone,” he said. “You want it to be a little flexible. You want to build some shock absorbers in the system.”

 

 

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LA Times

Buribo featured in LA Times story on K-12 disruptions during January 2022

January 14th 2022 - "On average, about 4% of schools across the country — 4,179 of 98,000 schools — dealt with COVID-19 disruptions such as closures this week, according to Burbio, a K-12 school opening tracker. That’s down slightly from 5,376 schools last week and a fraction of the peak that occurred around Labor Day 2020 when more than 60% of schools were closed, said Dennis Roche, Burbio’s co-founder."

 

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Education Week

Burbio featured in Education Week story on staff shortages during Omicron wave

January 10th 2022 - "Most K-12 schools remain open for in-person learning. As of Jan. 7, about 3,600 schools—or fewer than 3 percent—were closed, according to Burbio, a firm that tracks school closings and disruptions."

 

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Bloomberg

Burbio's ESSER III Data Basis for Bloomberg Story.

November 11th, 2021- "An analysis of spending plans from about 1,040 school districts in 35 states shows how education officials across the country are preparing to tackle learning loss, mental health, staffing crises and equity concerns exacerbated by multiple years of remote learning and classroom disruption, according to data compiled by Burbio, which has tracked shutdowns during the pandemic."

 

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NPR

Burbio featured in NPR piece about quarantines.

October 27th, 2021- "A model called ‘test-to-stay’ has also been gaining wider momentum. That’s where close contacts students aren’t quarantined, but they are tested every day for about a week. Roche says they only go home if they test positive. Several states, including Massachusetts, now have a statewide test-to-stay option."

 

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NPR

Burbio featured in NPR piece about mask mandates being lifted.

October 18, 2021- "At least a half dozen school districts across the country have recently lifted their mandates, the first such swing away from the face coverings, according to Burbio, which tracks the developments and runs a dashboard on schools. They include Troup County in Georgia, Rogers Public Schools in Arkansas and Northside ISD in Texas, Burbio reported."

 

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Reuters

Burbio Featured in Story About Back to School

September 28, 2021- "Meanwhile, California is nearly nine times the size of Kentucky, with a population of around 40 million. With masks, ventilation and high vaccination rates, the San Francisco and Los Angeles school districts reported zero to few cases in their first few weeks. The state has had fewer than half of the number of school or district closures as Kentucky, according to Burbio."

 

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Wall Street Journal

Burbio Data Featured in Story about Rising Child Covid-19 Cases in Opened Schools

October 18, 2021- "At least a half dozen school districts across the country have recently lifted their mandates, the first such swing away from the face coverings, according to Burbio, which tracks the developments and runs a dashboard on schools. They include Troup County in Georgia, Rogers Public Schools in Arkansas and Northside ISD in Texas, Burbio reported."

 

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Yahoo News

Burbio data featured onschools reopening

September 1, 2021 - "According to the statistics firm Burbio, which tracks pandemic school trends, of the 700 schools in 158 districts that have already closed this year over COVID concerns, the overwhelming majority are in states like Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia."

 

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The New York Times

Burbio data featured in story about The Kindergarten Exodus

August 8, 2021 - "The analysis by The New York Times in conjunction with Stanford University shows that in those 33 states, 10,000 local public schools lost at least 20 percent of their kindergartners. . . . . . . . Districts that went strictly remote experienced 42 percent more decline than those that offered full-time in-person learning, according to a new  research paper  by Professor Dee and colleagues, posted Saturday. While some of these schools were losing students before the pandemic, the declines between fall 2019 and fall 2020 were significantly steeper."

 

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