Relationships with teachers were a bright spot
Students rated their relationships with teachers slightly better than normal but also said their sense of belonging had declined.
About 60% of students said teachers provided extra help during online learning while 43% said their teachers made an effort to understand their lives outside of school.
More than half the students who participated in the Youth Truth survey said there is an adult from school they can talk to when they’re feeling upset, stressed, or having problems.
However, students’ sense of belonging has clearly suffered since schools closed. Only about 30% said they felt like a part of their school during the pandemic.