Giving Compass' Take:
- Here are three critical takeaways regarding remote learning from federal surveys of schools in 44 states during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- One finding indicated significant differences by race between the students learning in-person and those who remain remote. How can schools utilize this data to better understand and address the digital divide? Can donors help invest in gaps illuminated by the survey?
- Learn more about the digital divide during COVID-19.
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The federal government has released its first, long-awaited snapshot of schooling during the pandemic.
A newly released federal survey shows that a huge swath of American school children — particularly students of color — were still learning remotely in January. Of those students, a small but substantial share were getting little or no live instruction from a teacher.
The survey questions were given to a representative set of schools in 44 states serving either fourth or eighth grade. The data will be updated monthly through July.
Here are a few takeaways from the survey.
- Even as more schools reopened, large numbers of students remained remote.
- There are big differences by race between the students learning in-person and those who remain remote.
- Some remote students are getting little live instruction.
Read the full article about data on schools during COVID-19 by Matt Barnum at Chalkbeat.