K-12 + Papers
K-12 + Papers
Final report in Tyton Partners’ three-part series investigating the scale and scope of alternative education models concludes with an optimistic view of the future of SLPs
As schools strive to achieve a “new normal” following the 2020-2021 academic school year conducted primarily remotely, the continued adoption of supplemental learning pods (SLPs) is impacted by whether parents view gaps in their children’s educational experience are being addressed through the traditional K-12 ecosystem. In the third installment in Tyton Partners’ “School Disrupted” series, developed with support from the Walton Family Foundation, our surveying of 3,000 parents in July 2021 further explores parents’ rationale for adopting SLPs and their intentions for future participation.
“Parents continue to view positively the use of supplemental learning pods to address gaps in their children’s academic and social emotional development stemming from schooling during the pandemic. However, the awareness and prevalence of affordable options remain barriers to their widespread adoption,” said Adam Newman, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Tyton Partners. “If these issues can be addressed, there is a real opportunity to evolve the current K-12 system into the future.”
“It is increasingly evident that parents are not necessarily interested in moving away from their children’s core school instructional model but continue to search for the right options that best meet both their child’s academic and social emotional needs,” noted Michael Chiaro, Senior Associate at Tyton Partners.