COVID-19 Pandemic in the Houston Region – Education and Schooling

Findings from the Gulf Coast Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Impact Survey

COVID-19 Pandemic in the Houston Region – Education and Schooling

To better understand the impact of COVID-19 on Houston area families and communities, HERC collaborated with Connective (previously, Harvey Home Connect) to launch the Gulf Coast Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Impact Survey in March 2020. The report focuses on families' experiences with changes to their children's education and schooling during the first six months of the pandemic. Findings show the pandemic fundamentally altered education and schooling in the Houston area, with one in five students lacking Internet access and digital devices for online learning. Additionally, Black and Hispanic students were more likely than white students to to be without these resources.

About the survey: The Gulf Coast Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Impact Survey was an online survey launched on March 23, 2020. The survey was accessible to anyone with an internet connection living in the Gulf Coast region. Please visit the survey’s website and accompanying interactive data dashboard. Data for the analyses contained in this report were downloaded September 18, 2020.

The survey asked respondents about the impacts of COVID-19 in three major areas: wages and employment, education and schooling, and family and well-being. Two additional reports detailing findings in these other areas are forthcoming from HERC.

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