A Nationwide Divide: Hispanic and Black Students More Likely Than White Students to Start the Year Online

Chalkbeat & Associated Press | Kalyn Belsha, Michael Rubinkam, Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee, & Larry Fenn

“Students learning from home also will lose reliable access to free or subsidized mealsspecial education services and other in-person support. While wealthy families may be able to pay private tutors or therapists to fill the gaps, others will go without.”

A national study of 677 school districts, conducted by Chalkbeat and the Associated Press, has found that race is a strong predictor of which districts will reopen with in-person or online learning. The survey covered districts that support over 13 million students.

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