Education news, analysis, and opinion about COVID-19 and its impact on schools and communities
Student Well-Being Q&A Communications Expert Explains: How to Talk to Parents About COVID Vaccination
A Johns Hopkins University expert discusses a new training project on how to communicate about the sensitive issue.
Student Well-Being From Our Research Center COVID Precautions in the Cafeteria? 1 in 5 Educators Say Schools 'Not Doing Anything'
An EdWeek Research Center survey finds wide variation in what schools are doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during mealtimes.
School & District Management Staff Shortages Are Bringing Schools to the Breaking Point
High rates of sick staff members have forced districts to move some of their schools temporarily back to remote learning.
Student Well-Being Latest Wave of Pandemic School Disruptions Has Yet to Crest, Global Data Show
Infection rates among children are higher than ever, says the World Health Organization, but Omicron's symptoms are somewhat less severe.
School & District Management 4 Reasons COVID Testing Students and Teachers Is Now a Nightmare
Schools face a bevy of logistical and financial challenges in trying to set up COVID-19 testing for students and staff.
Teaching Profession For Anxious Teachers, Omicron 'Feels Like Walking Into a Trap'
As COVID cases rise sharply, educators brace for another semester of staffing shortages, student absences, and potentially getting sick.
Law & Courts Federal Judge Blocks Biden's COVID Vaccine Mandate for Head Start Teachers
In a challenge by 24 states, the judge's preliminary injunction also blocks a mask mandate for Head Start students age 2 or older.
Student Well-Being CDC Recommends Shorter COVID Isolation, Quarantine. What This Means for Schools
The new guidance could help schools maintain in-person learning while facing down an increase of COVID-19 cases from the Omicron variant.
School & District Management As Omicron Surges, Schools Battle Pressure to Stay Open
The hyper-contagious Omicron variant is spreading swiftly, prompting some K-12 leaders to shut down schools amid intense pressure to stay open.
School & District Management Omicron and Schools: Resources to Manage the Next COVID Wave
A guide to key decisions around school operations, instruction, and the health and safety of students.
Student Well-Being Can Testing Kids Exposed to COVID-19 Help Keep Them in School? New CDC Report Says Yes
The White House is urging schools to frequently test students who have come into contact with the virus, instead of quarantining them.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Most Schools Are Teaching in Person This School Year, Latest Fed Data Say
But many schools still face staffing shortages and coronavirus outbreaks that force students to stay home.
Student Well-Being Chicago Schools Are Sending Students Home With COVID-19 Tests Over Winter Break
“I’m not looking for a repeat of last winter. I still have nightmares and insomnia about that," said Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey.