2021 Pennsylvania State of Education 2021 Pennsylvania State of Education report - Page 5

The key indicators used in this year ’ s report are the challenges facing public schools during the pandemic and the impact that the pandemic has had on student instruction and school finances .
Some key findings from this year ’ s report include : Biggest Challenge Cyber Migration Finance Instruction
69 % of school districts said that the most challenging part of navigating the pandemic was the inadequate and consistently changing guidance from state , federal and local authorities .
More than 22,000 students left their home school districts for cyber charter schools at the start of the 2020-21 school year taking with them at least $ 335 million dollars in funding .
The migration to cyber charter schools contributed to charter school tuition costs being the overwhelming budget pressure facing school districts .
Since the start of the 2020-21 school year , 85 % of school districts were forced to change their instructional plans due to COVID-19 , forcing teachers and students to adjust .
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