Education news, analysis, and opinion about COVID-19 and its impact on schools and communities
Student Well-Being White House Outlines Key COVID-Prevention Strategies for This School Year
Prevention best practices focus on testing, vaccinations, and school building ventilation.
Teaching Profession From Our Research Center 'Over It': Most Educators Say They Won't Mask This Fall
But teachers are more likely than administrators to keep masking, EdWeek Research Center survey data show.
Student Well-Being CDC's Latest COVID Guidance for Schools Ends 'Test-to-Stay,' Quarantine Recommendations
Guidance from the CDC on COVID-19 de-emphasizes some school strategies, like social distancing and screening testing.
Student Well-Being As Students Head Back to School, COVID Protocols Wane
Many districts have dropped one of the most visible and contentious responses to the virus: mandatory universal masking.
School & District Management Schools Are Ditching COVID Leave Policies, Even as the Virus Surges Again
Numerous districts in recent months have abandoned policies preventing employees from draining sick time for COVID absences.
School & District Management Obituary Principal Who Criticized His State's Return-to-School Mandate Dies From Long COVID
Jimbo Jackson was remembered as a man "who always had time for children."
Student Well-Being Thousands of Students Will Face Long COVID. Schools Need to Plan Now
The issue may not be on educators' radar screens, but should be.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says COVID Linked to Dramatic Increase in Children's Risk of Mental Health Problems
Kids may show less-severe COVID-19 symptoms than adults, but a new study suggests it may triple their risk of mental illness.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says COVID Vaccination Rates for Kids Are Stalling. What It Means for Schools
What's a school to do when just 1 in 3 elementary students are on track to be fully vaccinated by the end of the school year?
School & District Management Some Districts Return to Mask Mandates as COVID Cases Spike
Mask requirements remain the exception nationally and still sensitive in places that have reimposed them.
Student Well-Being Tuxedos, Gowns, and COVID-Sniffing Dogs: A Pandemic Prom
Some schools are turning to highly trained dogs to detect COVID ahead of big events.
School & District Management From Our Research Center 3 in 10 Educators Haven't Gotten a COVID Booster Shot
Some educators don't believe boosters are worth the potential side effects, or that they need one after having gotten COVID.
School & District Management 'They Might Look Fine, But They're Not': Educators With Long COVID Share Their Stories
Educators share the painful, debilitating, scary symptoms they've experienced for months or even years after contracting COVID-19.