Almost all schools in Texas are affected by the ongoing pandemic, forcing some to suddenly close or move online classes.
So how do I know how my child’s school is doing compared to others?
The morning news from Dallas provides this interactive dashboard to help parents and community members track how their campuses and districts are doing compared to others in the North Texas area.
Families can see how many cases per 1,000 students have been reported in a school to account for different enrollment sizes.
This site will be updated every Friday with data from the State of Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Education Agency. This week’s data includes cases reported to the state through August 29.
Public schools are required to report cases to state and local health departments. Many districts maintain their own dashboards which are updated frequently. Total cases include those reported since the start of the school year.
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The DMN Education Lab is a community-funded journalism initiative, with support from The Beck Group, Bobby and Lottye Lyle, Communities Foundation of Texas, The Dallas Foundation, Dallas Regional Chamber, Deedie Rose, The Meadows Foundation, Solutions Journalism Network , Southern Methodist University and Todd A. Williams Family Foundation. The Dallas Morning News retains full editorial control of Education Lab journalism.