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Data Snapshot: What Teacher and Student Morale Looks Like Right Now

By EdWeek Research Center — January 06, 2021 1 min read
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Teachers and students are struggling to maintain morale and motivation as the pandemic school year reaches the halfway point. The EdWeek Research Center conducted nationally representative surveys of K-12 teachers and middle and high school students to capture current attitudes for both groups. Here are some highlights.

Data: How has the coronavirus pandemic affected levels of motivation?
Data chart teachers' view of morale among students, teachers and administrators at their school.
Data chart students' view of morale among students, teachers and administrators at their school.
Data: How did your students (or you) react when you (or your teachers) stopped grading or counting grades during the pandemic?
Data: How are you feeling these days about the future?

Coverage of social and emotional learning is supported in part by a grant from The Allstate Foundation, at AllstateFoundation.org. Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.

A version of this article appeared in the January 06, 2021 edition of Education Week as A Look at Teacher and Student Morale

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