27% of Minnesota school districts provide full in-person learning

68.5% were classified as hybrid, while 3.8% had fully remote instruction.

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(The Center Square) — Minnesota school districts that offer in-person learning to all grades made up 27.7% of the total as of Feb. 22, the 28th highest share among all 50 states, according to an online instructional tracker developed by the American Enterprise Institute.

Among the remainder of the Minnesota districts, 68.5% were classified as hybrid, while 3.8% had fully remote instruction, according to the instructional tracker, which was created in partnership with Davidson College.

Fully in-person districts are defined as allowing students in all grades to have in-classroom instruction. Hybrid districts provide in-person instruction for only a portion of each week or only certain grades. And fully remote districts mandate online instruction for all grades, with the exception of some small groups.

Those operating the tracker tool said the project aims to gauge the 8,500 districts’ reopening plans and how they are changing as the COVID-19 crisis evolves.

School Districts’ COVID-19 Instructional Status, State by State
State % of School Districts Fully In-Person Rank Based on % of In-Person Districts (Highest to Lowest) % of Hybrid School Districts % of Fully Remote School Districts
Florida 98.5% 1 1.5% 0.0%
Nebraska 83.7% 2 16.3% 0.0%
Alabama 82.7% 3 12.0% 5.3%
Kansas 80.8% 4 16.3% 2.9%
Missouri 77.2% 5 20.1% 2.8%
Louisiana 76.5% 6 19.1% 4.4%
Arkansas 73.9% 7 22.5% 3.5%
Georgia 72.9% 8 17.5% 9.6%
Alaska 66.7% 9 15.4% 17.9%
Texas 64.9% 10 27.5% 7.7%
Ohio 63.2% 11 32.7% 4.1%
Mississippi 56.2% 12 33.8% 10.0%
Colorado 51.8% 13 31.6% 16.7%
North Dakota 51.3% 14 43.6% 5.1%
Michigan 50.8% 15 41.2% 8.0%
Iowa 48.8% 16 47.4% 3.8%
South Dakota 48.3% 17 44.1% 7.6%
Wyoming 45.2% 18 42.9% 11.9%
Utah 41.5% 19 58.5% 0.0%
New Hampshire 37.9% 20 (tie) 59.1% 3.0%
Montana 35.9% 20 (tie) 53.4% 10.7%
South Carolina 32.9% 22 61.8% 5.3%
Oklahoma 32.1% 23 58.4% 9.5%
Idaho 31.4% 24 (tie) 64.3% 4.3%
Indiana 31.4% 24 (tie) 61.9% 6.7%
Illinois 29.5% 26 50.2% 20.3%
Nevada 29.4% 27 70.6% 0.0%
Minnesota 27.7% 28 68.5% 3.8%
Tennessee 25.6% 29 69.2% 5.1%
Maine 22.7% 30 70.5% 6.8%
Connecticut 22.6% 31 75.7% 1.7%
Vermont 21.9% 32 68.8% 9.4%
Wisconsin 21.6% 33 71.9% 6.5%
Arizona 17.9% 34 (tie) 27.6% 54.5%
Virginia 17.9% 34 (tie) 70.7% 11.4%
Rhode Island 16.7% 36 80.0% 3.3%
Kentucky 15.5% 37 79.7% 4.7%
New York 13.2% 38 80.0% 6.7%
West Virginia 13.0% 39 75.9% 11.1%
Pennsylvania 12.6% 40 71.1% 16.3%
New Jersey 9.8% 41 56.8% 33.4%
Maryland 8.3% 42 54.2% 37.5%
Oregon 8.0% 43 54.5% 37.5%
Delaware 5.9% 44 76.5% 17.6%
California 5.1% 45 35.5% 59.4%
Washington 4.0% 46 84.9% 11.1%
Massachusetts 3.9% 47 80.0% 16.1%
North Carolina 2.6% 48 76.5% 20.9%
New Mexico 2.5% 49 68.4% 29.1%
Hawaii 0.0% 50 100.0% 0.0%

Source: American Enterprise Institute