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0000017d-2122-dd26-adfd-e56710b50000The New Classroom is a special reporting series, supported by The Walton Family Foundation, exploring the struggles, changes and innovations in education during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find reports in this series listed below.

State Collaboration Forms to Locate Missing Students During Pandemic

Fayetteville Public Schools
Children gathered for a school event pre-pandemic.

Thousands of Arkansas students have gone missing from public school since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared eight months ago, designated as "no shows." We learn the latest preliminary data and about a new Arkansas Department of Education collaboration launched to help locate, and keep students engaged in their districts. 

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
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