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.