Dallas City of Learning is a public-private partnership with a goal of helping youth learn and build skills when they are out of school.
Here, we will explore insights from Summer 2020 based on 4 categories:
- Impacts from COVID-19
Dallas City of Learning Summer 2020 Insights Reports
Impacts of COVID-19
“when I came to this program (this summer) it was the first time I have been with other kids outside my own family in a long time.”
of students agree/strongly agree that they learn better when they are in person with their teachers/educators
of students agree/strongly agree that coronavirus makes them feel scared
When students were asked about feelings since school closing in March 2020, students rated their current social-emotional skills a 2.2 out 4, a decrease of nearly one full point from their pre-COVID ratings.
Caregivers report moderate levels of personal stress during school and program closures this summer, with an average 3.06 on a scale of 1 (extremely low stress) to 5 (extremely high stress)
As a follow up, caregivers were asked to rate how much of a stressor they consider a variety of concerns to be. The two highest rated concerns were “racism and protests in our city” and “keeping children busy and engaged during the summer.”
made significant alterations to their programming for summer 2020
are likely to continue with the adaptations they have made well after the COVID-19 pandemic ends
Total Unique Students
this represents a decrease of 80.49% compared to summer 2019
Organizations Offering Programs
this represents an increase of 25% compared to summer 2019
Total Programs Offered
this represents a decrease of 62% compared to summer 2019
Programs Offered Online
Count of programs per age level for Summer 2020. (2020n = 1,049 programs; 2019 n-2,737 programs). Percentages represent % of overall programs available for that level.
Count of programs per category for Summer 2020. (2020n = 1,049 programs). Percentages represent % of overall programs available for that category.
Students with Multiple Programs
this represents a decrease of 94% compared to summer 2019
Total Student Learning Hours
this represents a decrease of 50% compared to summer 2019
Student Satisfaction Rating
this represents an increase of 11% compared to summer 2019
Caregiver Satisfaction Rating
this represents an increase of 1.1% compared to summer 2019
Caregivers reported that adaptations made to Dallas City of Learning programs for summer 2020 were satisfactory: caregivers agreed/strongly agreed that the program met their family’s needs this summer for a socially distanced learning opportunity (5.69 out of 6) and that the way the program was delivered made them feel like their child was safe.