Education news, analysis, and opinion about COVID-19 and its impact on schools and communities
Student Well-Being A New School Year, a New COVID-19 Variant. What Are Schools to Do?
School is starting, a new COVID-19 variant is circulating, and cases are rising. Here's advice for schools.
Teaching Profession The Pandemic Has Faded From View. But Many Educators Still Have Long COVID
One in 20 K-12 educators believe they suffer from long COVID, new survey results show, affecting their ability to do their jobs.
Federal AFT Head Weingarten Says Her Union Didn’t Conspire With CDC on School Reopening Guidance
Some Republicans allege the union exercised its influence to keep schools closed longer than necessary.
States Plans to Require Student COVID-19 Vaccinations Flopped. Here's Why
Policies mandating COVID-19 vaccines for school attendance have largely failed to materialize three years into the pandemic.
Student Well-Being With a New COVID Variant Rising, Some Schools Revert to Former Safety Measures
COVID-19 precautions like testing and masking are back on the table for districts trying to head off a surge in absences.
Student Well-Being What's In, What's Out for Student and Educator Wellness
What 2023 will have in store when it comes to taking care of the physical and social and emotional needs of students and educators.
Teaching Profession How to Help Educators With Long COVID: Do's and Don'ts
A substantial number of educators have COVID symptoms that won't go away. Here's what their peers can do to take care of them.
School & District Management As Illnesses Increase, Some Districts Turn Back to Masking
It’s a proactive move intended to keep kids healthy and in school, leaders say. But it's also likely to be controversial.
Teaching Profession Over 1,000 Educators Died From COVID. Here's the Story of One
Over two and a half years, we documented more than 1,300 deaths of educators who died from COVID.
Teaching Profession Educators With Long COVID: Signs of Healing, But a Long Way to Go
We checked back on long-COVID sufferers we met earlier this year. They expressed frustration and some optimism.
Teaching Profession In Their Own Words 'I Just Want to Get Better': A Teacher With Long COVID Retires Earlier Than She'd Hoped
A former Massachusetts teacher shares how long COVID damaged her cognitive abilities and accelerated her retirement.
School & District Management Districts Are Ditching COVID Dashboards. Here's Why
Some administrators think the data on their COVID dashboards isn't accurate enough as testing and contact tracing wanes.
Student Well-Being Messaging About Vaccines and Boosters: 3 Best Practices for School Districts
Officials expect the COVID-19 vaccine to become as routine as the annual flu shot. Here's what schools can do to prepare families.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Student Absences May Spike Due to Low Vaccination Rates, Weaker Immunity
School leaders should brace for waves of respiratory infections this fall.