WBEZ Survey: Low-Income School Districts More Likely To See Attendance Dips During Pandemic

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Attendance in North Chicago School District 187 dropped by 4 percentage points during remote last fall compared to the previous year. Engagement has improved since students switched to a mix of in-person and remote learning. Courtesy of North Chicago School District 187 / WBEZ
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Attendance in North Chicago School District 187 dropped by 4 percentage points during remote last fall compared to the previous year. Engagement has improved since students switched to a mix of in-person and remote learning. Courtesy of North Chicago School District 187 / WBEZ

WBEZ Survey: Low-Income School Districts More Likely To See Attendance Dips During Pandemic

Article: (Two sentences max) WBEZ surveyed 25 suburban school districts in the collar counties and found disparities in attendance for districts serving low-income students than wealthier ones.

WBEZ’s Susie An breaks down the survey results, how suburban districts are responding and what that means for students going forward.

GUEST: Susie An, WBEZ education reporter