To better understand the evolving needs of families, Keep Learning California, a collaborative initiative developed by the non-profits Attendance Works, Families In Schools and Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), conducted a survey and focus groups with families and caregivers in California.

The goal was to listen to their concerns and learn what the most pressing issues are in the minds of families related to their children’s educational access, and what can be done to
support the academic and overall success of our communities.


980 Spanish and English speaking families in California were interviewed. 71% of survey participants identified their students as being English Language Learners as well as 95% participants reported that they had children in elementary grade level.

Key results include:

  • 78% of families reported that a tutoring resource was either a high priority or essential
  • 60% of families are concerned about gun violence
  • 48% of families said school absences were due to short-term illness
  • 52% of families do not have mental health support

Learn more and help us spread awareness about parents’ concerns across California.