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Crowding and the Coronavirus: By the Numbers


From spaced-out desks to staggered schedules, district leaders are trying to identify ways to keep students at a safe distance as schools reopen with the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing. But overcrowded rooms in many schools could complicate efforts to protect the health of students and staff, as national and international data show.

Before the pandemic, more than half of teachers across 55 countries and education systems reported there were too many students in their classes. according to data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. In the United States, for example, more than 65 percent of 4th grade teachers and more than 58 percent of 8th grade math and science teachers considered their classes a little or a lot overcrowded.


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