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For better or worse, parents have a more intimate view of public education than they once did, and it is unlikely they will stop caring once the pandemic subsides. In other words, parents will not be stuffed back in the bag. How can state leaders harness this more informed parent base to identify better ways of educating children? It starts with facilitating meaningful connections between parents, educators, and school communities and providing them tools and strategies to support student learning.


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