Transitions are almost complete and we expect the academic year to end with roughly 30% of US K-12 students attending either hybrid or virtual...
Week of 3/15: Executive Actions
The number of students attending virtual dropped by 2.9% this week to 20.8%. Middle and high school students returned to in-person learning a bit faster than elementary this week, reflecting "long phase-in" transitions that started in February. The percentage of students in traditional learning grew faster than hybrid (2.2% versus 0.7%) reflecting continued transition to traditional in places that had been hybrid. State level mandates will quicken transitions, but not for a few weeks, and this week we present a bar chart of our in-person index by state.
% US K-12 students attending "virtual-only" schools = 20.8% (from 23.7% last week)
% US K-12 students attending "traditional" in-person/every day" schools = 49.1% (from 46.9%)
% US K-12 students attending "hybrid" schools = 30.1% (from 29.4%)
The above percentages are set to Sunday, March 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, 20.8% of US K-12 students are currently attending schools that offer virtual-only plans, 49.1% offering traditional, etc.
2) Last week we highlighted the deliberate opening pace in California and we wanted to highlight what we see to illustrate the timelines outside of large cities.
- Washington Unified in Yolo County, CA will bring in all K-12 hybrid over the next two weeks.
- Sacramento Unified, in Sacramento, CA will bring in K-3 hybrid on April 8th and end with grades 7-12 coming in hybrid on May 6th.
- Elk Grove in Sacramento County will bring in K-6 hybrid during the last two weeks in March, but has no firm plans for grades 7-12.
- San Luis Coastal Unified are bringing in middle and high schoolers hybrid this week.
- Fresno Unified will bring all K-12 in hybrid over two weeks beginning April 6th. Riverside Unified, in Riverside, CA, began K-6 last week, but only one day of in-person instruction.
- Lompoc Unified in Santa Barbara, CA, began K-1 hybrid this week and will bring in 2-6 over the next month with no plans for grades 7-12.
- Santa Cruz is starting with K-1 hybrid week of April 5th, 2-6 the week following.
16.4%% attending virtual-only schools (from 18.8% last week)
24.7% attending schools offering hybrid (from 24.2%)
58.9% attending schools offering traditional (from 57%)
Grades 6-8 Students
22% attending virtual-only schools (from 26.5% last week)
35% attending schools offering hybrid (from 33%)
43% attending schools offering traditional (from 40.5%)
High School Students
25.7% attending virtual-only schools (from 29.9% last week)
34.9% attending schools offering hybrid (from 33.9%)
39.4% attending schools offering traditional (from 36.2%)