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Parents 2021: Going Beyond the Headlines

December 8, 2021

Learning Heroes, in partnership with National PTA, National Urban League, UnidosUS, and Univision, released Parents 2021, our annual nationwide research conducted with K-12 parents, teachers, and, for the first time, principals. This timely research examines the commonalities and differences between mindsets of parents, teachers, and school leaders, and looks at their perceptions of family engagement.

Out-of-School Time Programs This Summer: Paving the Way for Children to Find Passion, Purpose & Voice - Parent, Teacher & OST Provider Perceptions

May 1, 2021

When it comes to summer—particularly a summer that follows a year of pandemic-induced isolation—parents have three priorities for what they want summer programming to address for their children: their social and emotional health, providing them with physical outdoor activities and helping them discover their passion and purpose.A new, national survey by Arlington, VA-based market research firm Edge Research, in conjunction with Learning Heroes, a nonprofit dedicated to elevating the voice of parents in education, was commissioned by Wallace to explore the unique, differentiated role out-of-school time (OST) programs play in youth development compared with home and school, how parents assess quality in OST programs and the impact of COVID-19 for summer 2021—and beyond.Findings revealed substantial worries among parents about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many feeling their children are struggling academically, socially and emotionally: 40 percent worried that children were missing out on social connections and friendship; 32 percent about too much screen time; and 26 percent about falling behind academically. Similar concerns were voiced among teachers and OST providers, with teachers most worried about students falling behind academically (39 percent) and OST providers most worried about emotional well-being (26 percent).

Parents 2016: Hearts and Minds of Parents in an Uncertain World

April 21, 2016

A national survey offers new insights into how parents feel about their children's academic, emotional, and physical wellbeing, and identifies a disconnect between parent perceptions of student performance in public schools and results from national testing data. The survey found that the majority of parents have high expectations and are deeply engaged in their children's development. Most parents expressed a universal belief in the importance of college, as well as a desire for more involvement in the pre-college years. The survey also unearthed areas in which parents need more support, especially access to better information on what to expect at each grade level, as well as guidance on how they can help their children master important skills. The survey includes results from more than 1,300 parents with children in kindergarten through the eighth grade. It was conducted by Hart Research, and commissioned by the education nonprofit Learning Heroes, in collaboration with Univision, and in partnership with the National PTA, National Urban League, United Negro College Fund, and the National Council of La Raza, with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York. In response, Learning Heroes has created a parent toolkit with helpful resources prepared in both English and Spanish.