- As of June 7, the proportion of black students attending districts with no option for in-person instruction was at 2%, compared to nearly 0% for white students. The difference was greater for Hispanic students: 3% have no in-person option.
- Almost 0% of districts with majority white students lack an option for in-person instruction. This rate was higher in majority-black districts and majority-Hispanic districts at 6% and 4%, respectively. Majority-black and majority-Hispanic districts constitute a small portion of all districts—about one in 20 of all R2L districts are majority-black, and about one in ten are majority-Hispanic. These district differences contrast with student population percentages because just 26% of black students attend school in majority-black districts, and 47% of all Hispanic students attend school in majority-Hispanic districts.
- It is important to note that R2L data only describe the reopening status of school district and do not capture differences in students actually attending school in person. So while a higher percentage of Black than Hispanic students attended districts with in person instruction in mid-March, actual participation in those offerings could still substantially differ across student groups.
Change in Instructional Status by Majority Race Districts
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Unlike the charts above, these charts examine differences for small subsets of districts that have majority-Hispanic and majority-Black student populations. About 1 in 10 districts are majority-Hispanic districts, and 47% of Hispanic students in R2L data attend school in these districts. About 1 in 20 districts are majority-Black districts, and 26% of Black students in the R2L data attend school in these districts.
Percentage of Black, Hispanic, and White Students by District Instructional Status Over Time
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Unlike all other charts on the R2L website, this chart displays data by percent of STUDENTS—not percent of districts.
Specifically, the percentages indicate the proportion all of the students of a given race in districts with a given instructional offering.
For example, as of May 17th, 2% of all Black students in the R2L data were in districts that were fully remote.