Over half of US K-12 students now attend schools with traditional learning and less than twenty percent attend virtual-only schools. The new 3 feet...
Week of 4/19: YTD Averages
Over sixty percent of US K-12 students now attend schools that offer traditional in-person learning and less than ten percent attend virtual only schools as "Always Virtual" districts across the country introduce in-person and hybrid districts continue to move to traditional. This week we also observe some of the more limited definitions of in-person learning and note that NY State's recent adoption of CDC guidelines resulted in some schools reversing in-person learning plans.
% US K-12 students attending "traditional" in-person/every day" schools = 62.4% (from 59.4%)
% US K-12 students attending "hybrid" schools = 28.2% (from 28.4%)
The above percentages are set to Sunday, April 18th. 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, 9.4% of US K-12 students are currently attending schools that offer virtual-only plans, 62.4% offering traditional, etc.
- The press release on San Francisco's Board of Education resolution promises "students the option to return to full-time in-person school. . . assuming public health guidelines allow."
- Corona Norco's announcement touches on many issues present in opening schools full time. It promises a return to a full time return "based on current trends in Covid case rates" but also details the difficulty in bringing all students in against the 3 foot guidelines for middle and high schools, and cafeteria regulations for younger students.
- Freemont, CA announced they will offer full time in person next year even as it details failure to achieve agreement with unions for any in-person this year.
- The Oakland, CA Superintendent writes they are "planning for all of our schools to offer fully-person" next Fall. "That is as close as I - or anybody - can come to providing assurances," she adds. "I wish I could say our schools WILL open fully in the Fall but that is not rooted in the reality of our situation."
- In this upbeat video Fresno's Superintendent references planning for in-person learning next year. We would recommend this video as a fast-paced snapshot into running a large school district transitioning to a level of in person learning in the Spring of 2021.
6.2% attending virtual-only schools (from 9% last week)
24 % attending schools offering hybrid (from 23.5%)
69.8% attending schools offering traditional (from 67.5%)
Grades 6-8 Students
11.3% attending virtual-only schools (from 13.9% last week)
30.5% attending schools offering hybrid (from 31.4%)
58.2% attending schools offering traditional (from 54.7%)
High School Students
12.6% attending virtual-only schools (from 15.4% last week)
32.8 % attending schools offering hybrid (from 33.6%)
54.6% attending schools offering traditional (from 51%)