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Audience Survey: What’s Your School’s New Normal?

From transportation issues and substitute shortages to tutoring booms, schools are grappling with a new world. How does it look day-to-day?

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As COVID concerns fade, many Americans seem convinced it’s business as usual in schools. Recovery is certainly underway, but not without its challenges. There’s a new normal in the nation’s classrooms. We’re hearing reports about bus routes regularly delayed for lack of drivers; children chronically absent; physical and mental health concerns; difficulties finding substitutes when teachers call in sick.

A recent national survey found the vast majority of schools are facing supply chain challenges affecting their ability to provide meals, laptops, and classroom furniture. 

Some new realities are positive: free school meals made permanent; free tutoring options exploding to serve as many students as possible. 

Here’s what we want to know from families and educators: What is your school’s new normal?  How are your schools operating right now? 

Please fill out our brief survey below. Your responses will help inform our journalism. 

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