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STUDY: Colorado Springs ranks 4th in remote learning

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jul 26, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — Back to school is here, but this year it's looking a lot different than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many school districts across southern Colorado are doing both in-person and remote learning, we can assume that our kids will be at home more than normal.

Some parents may be able to rest a little easier after a study conducted by LendingTree found Colorado Springs is the fourth-best city for remote learning.

Analysts looked at data from the Census Bureau and compared 100 metro cities. They found that 80% of the households in Colorado Springs have broadband internet access. Additionally, the city has on average 5.8 rooms per household and more rooms mean more private space for loved ones to work in peace.

The study also looked at other factors like a computer and high-speed internet access and the percentage of households with children under 18.

"August is coming right upon us and we have to make this decision. Are we going to send our kids to school? Or are we going to keep them home?" said Erika Giovanetti, a personal loan and debt writer for LendingTree. "Based on our data I think that families in Colorado Springs can feel comfortable staying at home, especially if they have a computer and high-speed internet access."

Plano, Texas ranked number one in the study, while Birmingham, Alabama came last. To read the full results, click here.