A poll of 1,000 parents found the top must-have back-to-school supplies include:
- The basics: pens, pencils, and notebooks
- A decent laptop or tablet device
- Backpacks and lunchboxes
- “Retro supplies,” like Trapper Keepers and ’90s-style gel pens
The poll also found that parents are slightly less anxious than they were in 2021 and 2020.
The top concern for teachers is that kids still aren’t totally caught back up academically following the pandemic.