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Analysis: Schools That Are Mostly Black, Latino Favor Starting Online

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Annie Spratt
The Florida Channel
Survey responses from 677 school districts covering 13 million students found that most students are beginning the school year online.

U.S. school districts where the vast majority of students are white are more than three times as likely to be open for some in-person learning than those that enroll mostly students of color, an analysis by The Associated Press and Chalkbeat shows.

While that stark divide often reflects the preferences of parents, it’s one that could further exacerbate inequities in education.

Responses from 677 school districts surveyed by the AP and Chalkbeat found that most students are beginning the school year online. But the survey shows that race is a strong predictor of which public schools are offering in-person instruction and which aren’t.

For analysis details, click here.