Resource Tool – EdWeek State-by-State Map: Coronavirus and School Closure

Pastores y padres,

As partners in the ministry of advancing Hispanic student achievement, and as advocates and stakeholders for high standards of education for all children, the FE Coalition appreciates the extra attention you have given to following how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted education systems all around the U.S. 

As you already know, the pandemic forced widespread school closures all across the United States which resulted in an unpredictable disruption of K-12 schooling. To provide a glimpse of what this means, according to Education Week, “48 states, 4 U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity have ordered or recommended school building closures for the rest of the academic year, affecting approximately 50.8 million public school students.”

As a result of this impact on the education system, I wanted to make you aware of a useful tool provided by Education Week through which you can see state-level information about school closures across the U.S.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are at least 98,000 public schools and at least 34,000 private schools in the U.S. The State-by-State Map of School-Building Closures and State Data charts provide insight into how COVID-19 has impacted the nearly 130,000 U.S. public and private schools and affected at least 55.1 million students.

To get information and data on your home state or another state, you can access the Education Week resource by clicking here.

– FE Coalition Team