School Reopening, By the Numbers — How 100 Top Districts Are (and Aren’t) Adapting: Huge New Demand for Remote Learning, Rethinking Bans on Virtual Options & More

During the spring, COVID-19 cases were on the decline, vaccines were being distributed and most states made bold commitments to fully reopen schools in the fall. In a bipartisan rush to incentivize in-person learning, some states restricted virtual options. New Jersey barred districts from operating online programs, and the Tennessee State Board of Education approved a permanent rule preventing districts from offering remote learning except during declared emergencies.