K-12 School Reopening Trends

K-12 School Reopening Trends - February 22, 2021

Trends and Observations: With the short week, winter break in many districts, and difficult weather in much of the country we didn't see much local reaction to the new CDC Guidelines in district communications. This piece from NPR is a good overview of some of the issues created by the guidelines...

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K-12 School Reopening Trends - February 15, 2021

Trends and Observations: In the most important news of the week the Centers for Disease Control issued updated guidance that effectively nationalizes the discussion of school reopening by adding explicit community spread threshold benchmarks...

K-12 School Reopening Trends - February 8, 2021

Trends and Observations: In "Always Virtual" areas, Virginia Governor Northam called on all K-12 schools in Virginia to make in-person learning available by March 15th. 

K-12 School Reopening Trends - February 1, 2021

Trends and Observations: Returns to in-person this week included big parts of Colorado, Georgia, and pockets of the Midwest. The overwhelming majority of schools introducing in-person learning this month had students in the classroom in early November.

K-12 School Reopening Trends - January 25, 2021

Trends and Observations: We counted schools in 26 states returning from virtual-only to in-person options, generally in small to mid-size districts concentrated in the Midwest and Northeast.The largest groups returned in Maricopa County, AZ, El Paso County, TX, Kent County, MI, Fairfield County, CT, Morris and Bergen Counties, NJ, parts of Cook County IL outside Chicago, and Fulton County GA.

K-12 School Reopening Trends - January 18, 2021

Trends and Observations: We counted schools in 26 states returning from virtual-only to in-person options, generally in small to mid-size districts concentrated in the Midwest and Northeast.

K-12 School Reopening Trends - January 11, 2021

Trends and Observations: The next two weeks are big for planned returns to the classroom. Delaware's governor encouraged districts to open in hybrid on January 11th after almost all schools were virtual around the holiday. Mobile, Alabama plans to return to in-person this week, as does New Hanover, NC plus many districts throughout the Midwest, among them St.Louis, Mo.

K-12 School Reopening Trends - January 4, 2021

Trends and Observations: The virtual-increase since our report the week before Christmas was driven by post-break in-person closures, primarily in the Northeast. Districts such as Yonkers, NY, Lower Merion, PA, Central Islip, NY, and Ridgewood, NJ are just a few of many that are virtual this week...

K-12 School Reopening Trends - December 21, 2020

Trends and Observations: Many districts have just announced delays to in-person learning after the holiday. In Rhode Island, the entire state's schools will now return in-person no earlier than January 7th (a Thursday) and no later than January 15th, after starting virtual.

K-12 School Reopening Trends - December 14, 2020

Trends and Observations: NYC began in-person learning for K-5 students and special needs students this week. Only a portion of eligible students chose in-person learning.

K-12 School Reopening Trends - December 7, 2020

Trends and Observations: Large scale announcements this week included Kansas City Schools postponing in person return to at least April and the Governor of Delaware recommending - but not ordering - all schools in the state to close through January 8th.

K-12 School Reopening Trends - November 30, 2020

Trends and Observations: In an abrupt adjustment after recently closing schools to in-person learning, on Sunday November 29th New York Announced students in K-5 would return to classroom beginning December 7th...

K-12 School Reopening Trends - November 23, 2020

Trends and Observations: We have seen closures in over 30 states in the past three weeks, including the widely reported closures of New York City Public Schools...

K-12 School Reopening Trends - November 16, 2020

Trends and Observations: A number of large districts concentrated across the middle part of the US closed to in-person learning this week. Immediate changes include...

K-12 School Reopening Trends - November 9, 2020

Trends and Observations: As foreseen in earlier summaries, community spread thresholds are now preventing districts attempting in-person openings for the first time.

K-12 School Reopening Trends - November 2, 2020

Trends and Observations: This week saw a continuation of the transition to in-person for a number of districts, but the move away from virtual is slowing dramatically...

K-12 School Reopening Trends - October 26, 2020

Trends and Observations: Again this week over 3% of US K-12 students moved from attending virtual-only schools to traditional in-person or hybrid plan. Large parts Harris County, TX (Houston), Marion County, IN (Indianapolis) and...

K-12 School Reopening Trends - October 19, 2020

Trends and Observations: Covid closings are moving beyond school specific outbreaks to community spread thresholds.  NY was the first widely reported state to close schools due to community spread but this week . . .

K-12 School Reopening Trends - October 12, 2020

Trends and Observations: Over 4% of US K-12 students, or roughly 2MM students, moved from attending virtual-only school to traditional in-person or hybrid plans this week. Miami, FL, Forth Worth, TX...

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