In-person vs. virtual: Where do the numbers stand among Houston-area’s school districts?
HOUSTON – As students in many school districts across the greater Houston area get ready to start for spring break, KPRC 2 took a deep dive into the enrollment numbers. We wanted to outline the percentage of students who attend face-to-face instruction versus those who are in virtual remote learning. Here is a non-comprehensive list of some of the local school districts:Spring Branch ISD79 % in-person learning21% virtual learningHISD44% in-person56% virtualFort Bend ISD47.57% in-person52.43% virtualKaty ISD68% in-person32% virtualCy-Fair & Pearland ISD70 % in-person30% virtualAlief ISD40% in-person60% virtualHumble ISD79 % in-person21% virtual
Rice University incorporates outdoor classrooms into in-person teaching amid COVID-19
When Rice University decided months ago students and professors would return to in-class instruction in the fall, the university built four outdoor classrooms to adhere to coronavirus-related health precautions. So far students and professors are giving the hi-tech fabric structures a passing grade. One of the biggest concerns was how students and faculty would handle classes in the Texas heat. Many say they didn’t know what to make of the idea when they first heard about the “tents.”“When I heard tent I was thinking like the typical open tent, like air outside,” said student Derin Okunuvi. Rice University says it was important to offer face-to-face instruction as big part of the unversity’s culture.