First Book Research & Insights is a highly-focused research capacity that aggregates and amplifies the voices of more than 450,000 educators serving children in need.
First Book educators reported that the most common barriers to learning faced by kids in need have nothing to do with what goes on at school. The majority of survey respondents cited a lack of family engagement, inadequate access to behavioral health support, and the impact of trauma as the most common obstacles preventing kids from learning.
First Book Research & Insights: Anxiety About Immigration Policies, Racism Taking Toll in Classroom
In underserved communities, student anxiety is getting in the way of learning, and increasing demands on educators, according to survey results gathered by First Book.
The First Book-Molina Health Needs Assessment gathered input from more than 2,100 First Book members to identify the most significant barriers to health and wellness faced by kids in need. The results revealed that educators saw mental health issues as obstacles to academic success.