What we've learned from the education disruption
By Connections Academy And Pearson
An collective image of parents helping their children with online school work

The 2021 Connections Academy and Pearson Parent Pulse Report reveals the unexpected benefits and complex challenges families faced over the past year, how they continue to navigate the pandemic, and attitudes on the future of online learning.

The 2021 Parent Pulse Report tracked parent attitudes in the US from mid to late-February of 2021 and is a follow-up to last year’s opinion poll(opens in a new tab) of the same name. A year after American parents and their children endured quarantines and switched to remote school, our new report shows that parents still struggle with the disruptions but have found support for online learning now and in the future. View and download our 2021 Parent Pulse Report for a summary of the results.


Pearson and Connections Academy conducted the study in partnership with Dynata(opens in a new tab) to gain insight into how online learning during the pandemic -- one year later -- has evolved. 1,052 K-12 parents in the US participated in the poll, which was in field from February 18, through February 26, 2021. The survey was deployed to ensure sample consistency with the first wave of the survey launched April 17-20, 2020 (released May).

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