A majority of teens prefer in-person over virtual or hybrid learning. Hispanic and lower-income teens are particularly likely to fear they’ve fallen behind in school due to COVID-19 disruptions.
53% of parents of K-12 students say schools in the United States should be providing a mix of in-person and online instruction this winter.
Here is what our surveys found about the students most likely to lack the home internet connectivity needed to finish schoolwork.
Nine-in-ten Americans say the internet has been essential or important to them, many made video calls and 40% used technology in new ways. But while tech was a lifeline for some, others faced struggles.
Some of Americans’ pandemic adaptations have relied on technology, including adults working from home and students learning online.
As school districts across the United States continue to grapple with the best way to provide instruction amid the coronavirus outbreak, most parents of students in K-12 schools express concern about their children falling behind in school because of disruptions caused by the pandemic.
Half of U.S. adults say colleges and universities that brought students back to campus made the right decision, while 48% say they did not.
38% of parents with children whose K-12 schools closed in the spring said that their child was likely to face digital obstacles in schoolwork.
Americans with lower incomes are particularly likely to have concerns related to the digital divide and the digital “homework gap.”
The pandemic has forced a shift to online learning, a transition that has been challenging for the nearly 7 million disabled students in the U.S.