Students of Color Receive Less In-Person Instruction, Even as Schools Reopen

Although many schools have already reopened their doors to students, a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that students of color have had disproportionately lower access to in-person instruction compared with White peers. Between January through April 2021, White students with access to full-time, in-person classes was 75 percent, while the rate was only 63 percent for Black and 60 percent for Hispanic students during the same time period. The racial gaps in access to full-time classes were widest for middle and high school students. Read more