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New National Research Reveals Strong Agreement

Among Parents, Teachers & Principals

After Year of Disrupted Learning, Number One Priority for Parents is Having Clear Picture of Their Child’s Achievement

At a time when headlines often pit parents and educators against each other, Parents 2021: Going Beyond the Headlines, Learning Heroes’ sixth annual nationwide survey, conducted by Edge Research, tells a more nuanced and hopeful story of how increased engagement and strong agreement demonstrate a desire for more robust family-school partnerships. 

“With parents and educators reporting deeper involvement with one another, shared priorities, and common goals, the time is now to break down barriers that lead to inequities and support districts as they ground their family engagement strategies in what parents, teachers, and principals prioritize - trust and meaningful two-way communication between schools and families,” said Bibb Hubbard, founder & president of Learning Heroes.


Following are key findings:


  • Even more involved. Parents say they will be as or more involved in their children's education (93%), even after an unprecedented year of engagement in their children’s education. Parents prioritize getting a better understanding of what is expected of their child (86% very/somewhat likely) and seeking a better understanding of where their child is academically (85% very/somewhat likely). Similarly, eighty-six percent of teachers and 84% of principals say they will spend the same or more effort on family engagement this year.

  • Parents and educator