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Impacts of the Pandemic: Learning Models & Attendance

As a result of school districts serving different student populations with different needs, and having access to varying levels of resources, differences in the type of instruction Connecticut students received during the 2020-21 school year, and the rate at which students attended school during the COVID-19 pandemic, varied greatly. This variation resulted in districts with higher student needs being impacted more than those with lower student needs.

However, the inequities that exist among Connecticut’s school districts are not new. Instead, a greater light has been shone on these inequities and disparities, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This report explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on learning models and attendance rates among Connecticut’s local and regional public school districts and charter schools. Additionally, this report examines each district’s student needs and the resources available to address changes and disruptions caused by the pandemic.

School and State Finance Project. (2021). Impacts of the Pandemic: Learning Models & Attendance. Hamden, CT: Author. Retrieved from