Parents & Families

This year, we‘ve partnered with Learning Heroes and NJPTA to help local advocacy organizations support the critical role of families in promoting student achievement and school improvement throughout the state. We started by understanding New Jersey parent mindsets about education during COVID-19. The qualitative and quantitative research explored perceptions about remote learning this past spring and expectations and concerns for the 2020-21 school year.

Overall, we found that:

  • New Jersey parents are ready to engage with their child’s teachers more than ever before in the 2020-21 school year and they want more information and resources to support their child’s learning.
  • Parents and guardians overwhelmingly believe their children are performing at or above grade level and have not fallen behind academically, despite school closures last spring; however, they expect much more from their schools this fall.
  • Now is the time to help parents have a more complete and holistic picture of their child’s academic progress and better support student learning.