Across the United States, the new school year has begun. A new year and a new grade entail many changes, unfamiliar routines, and meeting new people. Parents understandably worry about their children making these transitions.
Making matters more complicated is over the past two years, children's education has largely taken the form of video conferencing instead of class time, emails instead of group lessons, and frustration – for both the children and parents – over learning. Furthermore, reading scores have declined.
A recent HP Instant Ink survey polled 1,000 parents of children under 18, digging into what stressors parents face this school year. The survey, Back to Basics: Parents Looking to Traditional Classroom Tools to Make Up Lost Learning Time, shows parents face unprecedented pressures to ensure their children make the most of this school year.