Texas Students Of Color Returned To In-Person Learning At Below-Average Rates. Experts Say The Reasons Are Nuanced

The Texas Education Agency cited COVID-19’s disproportionate effect on communities of color as reason for lower engagement and attendance rates among students of color.

Alma Guerra works with her kindergarten students at Bruce Elementary School.

Catering to social needs

The return to in-person learning

"We were interested in investigating the potential of having an online virtual school for our high school students who are older, are able to more self-navigate through their learning opportunities, but when that bill did not pass that really is not an option for our district at this point," she said.

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