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A positive pandemic outcome in education is that teachers also report feeling much better prepared to teach remotely and in hybrid environments following the “trial-by-fire” this spring. Three-quarters of respondents said they were confident about taking on the challenges posed by the fall semester.

“Educators were forced to make quick, drastic changes last spring, and despite the disruption, our research shows their confidence in using and teaching with technology has increased,” said HMH CEO Jack Lynch, in a statement. “There is still concern about the fall and what our ‘new normal’ will be, but the marked increase in optimism is a testament to the resilience, adaptability and commitment of our nation’s teachers, and the clear realization we all have of how critical and central their jobs are to a thriving society.”

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