Full Article: https://about.att.com/story/2021/future_of_school.html

Excerpt:

9 in 10 Teachers are Open to Hybrid Learning with the Right Tools and Resources and More Than 70% of Parents Support the Idea

What’s the news? As schools across the country wrap up another unusual school year, most K-12 education is still being facilitated with remote learning. However, educators are beginning to see the long-term value in a hybrid approach to teaching, according to AT&T’s* 2021 Future of School Report released today.

  • 94% of teachers are open to the idea of hybrid learning with the proper resources, curriculum and support
  • 71% of teachers support virtual days for inclement weather
  • 78% of teachers are in favor of virtual tutoring sessions or enrichment programs
  • 60% of teachers are open to livestreaming their classrooms for students who are home sick

These sentiments are consistent across teachers of all grade levels and low- and high-income schools, as well as parents:

  • 83% of parents support virtual school days for inclement weather
  • 84% of parents support virtual tutoring or enrichment programs
  • 85% of parents want the option for their kids who are home sick to join class virtually  

Today, 66% of teachers and parents say that students are still learning either fully remote or in a hybrid format. While remote learning got off to a rocky start, with 43% of teachers noting their experience a year ago was challenging, many have adapted to this new environment and learned tips, tricks and best practices to navigate virtual classrooms. Additionally, 48% of teachers voice a need for curricula better suited for hybrid or online teaching. Assistance from administrators was widely acknowledged by teachers with 83% reporting they felt supported with new online teaching technologies and strategies.