This week the number of K-12 students attending virtual-only schools dropped below one-third for the first time as "Always Virtual" regions continued...
Week of 2/15: Mapping the CDC Guidelines
This week the number of K-12 students attending virtual-only schools continued to drop, albeit at a slower rate than recent weeks as the part of the US left to open schools are in the "Always Virtual" areas that have struggled to offer in-person education and are going to be moving more slowly. The CDC school opening guidelines create a new regulatory dynamic around school openings that we discuss below in more detail as ninety one percent of US K-12 students attend school in the red tier.
% US K-12 students attending "virtual-only" schools = 33.6% (from 35.2% last week)
% US K-12 students attending "traditional" In-person/every day" schools = 40.8%
% US K-12 students attending "hybrid" schools = 25.6%
The above percentages are set to Sunday, February 14th. Our data is presented as "students attending schools that offer this learning plan" - most districts also offer virtual even when providing in-person. For above, 33.7% of US K-12 students are currently attending schools that offer virtual-only plans, 39.7% offering traditional, etc.