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News Update

U.S. Department of Education launches Covid dashboard for schools

A new federal dashboard will track Covid cases among students, youth vaccination rates and whether schools are operating in person, remote or hybrid, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday.

The dashboard, which will be updated weekly in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, allows users to compare schools, districts and states, as well as view national and regional data.

For California, the dashboard reports that among the schools that reported their data, 99% of students are attending school in person. About 24% of the state’s total Covid cases last week occurred among children, a number that has been stable the past few weeks and is slightly higher than neighboring states.