Report: Younger, white students more likely to opt for in-person learning

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WORCESTER – A new report by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau shows younger, white students were more likely to return to schools for in-person learning this month.

According to the brief, which was based on data provided by the school department, 62% of white students opted into hybrid learning, compared to 52% of Black non-Hispanic students, 46% of Asian students, 45% of Hispanic students and 44% of Native American students.

The disparity is such that white and Hispanic students make up an equal percent, 37, of the overall in-person learning group in Worcester, despite the fact that Hispanics make up 43% of the district’s total enrollment to whites’ 29%, the report says.

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