With Covid rates rising across the US, K-12 schools that had introduced in-person learning are rapidly shifting to virtual. In the last week alone almost eight percent of US school children – totaling over 4MM students – have seen their in-person schools “go-virtual.”
More than 60% of US K-12 public school students will be attending school remotely to start the school year, up from an estimated of 52% in early August according to a comprehensive and ongoing survey conducted by Burbio.com, a data service that aggregates school and community calendars nationwide.
Seventy-eight percent of US four-year colleges and universities are having all students return to campus this Fall, according to a survey of the 950 largest schools in the country by Burbio, a data service that aggregates school and community calendar information nationwide. Ten percent are inviting a portion of the students to return to campus with only twelve percent of four-year colleges offering purely ‘virtual’ experiences to their students.
More than 50% of US K-12 public school students will be attending school remotely to start the school year, according to a comprehensive, ongoing survey conducted by Burbio.com. Specifically, 52% of students are projected to be learning online to start the year, 44% will be attending in-person either every day or certain days of the week, and 4% of students are in school districts that haven’t finalized plans.
Burbio’s index, which is updated daily based on real-time activity, measures community life across five areas in every county in the US: Chambers of Commerce, government, libraries, arts and recreation, and civic and volunteer organization, scoring each county based on the level of activity and then population weighting the counties to get indices at the state and national level. Nationally, the index sits at 20.8, having been at zero in late May, up from 15.9 seven days ago.