Teaching Profession Some States Order Schools to Be Open. But Teachers Can't Yet Get the Vaccine
In places where teachers are required to be in school buildings, they need to be higher on the vaccine priority lists, many argue.
Federal Biden Calls for $130 Billion in New K-12 Relief, Scaled Up Testing, Vaccination Efforts
President-elect Joe Biden proposed new aid for schools as part of a broader COVID-19 relief plan, which will require congressional approval.
Teaching & Learning Districts Retreat to Remote Learning Even as Biden Calls for Reopening Schools
A new study shows a big jump in the percentage of districts moving to remote-only instruction since November.
School & District Management Explainer Will New COVID-19 Strains Mean More Cases in Schools? An Explainer
Three new, more contagious strains of coronavirus may force schools to rethink the calculus on reopening.
School & District Management Fall School Reopenings Didn’t Dramatically Increase COVID-19 Hospitalizations
School reopenings didn't translate to more hospitalizations in communities with low infection rates. But community spread is higher now.
Law & Courts Appeals Court Rules for Religious Schools in Latest Challenge to Pandemic Restrictions
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in Cincinnati, exempted nine religious schools from an Ohio county's school closure order.
School & District Management Easing Teachers' Anxieties About Returning to School
Strategies for district leaders to provide a safer and less stressful return to in-person learning.
Federal An Early Honeymoon for Miguel Cardona Could Be Tested by Biden's Push to Reopen Schools
Biden's favorite for education secretary is being praised, for now, for what he is and is not by different factions.
Federal Where Biden's Choice for Education Secretary Stands on Key K-12 Issues
Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona, Biden's pick for education secretary, has taken positions on an array of K-12 issues.
Education Funding CDC: Here's How Much It Would Cost Schools to Safeguard Against COVID-19
The cost estimates are based on various mitigation strategies to protect students and staff from the coronavirus.
Policy & Politics Biden's Call for School Reopening Relies on Cooperation from Congress, a Divided Public
President-elect Joe Biden has sharpened his calls to reopen schools, but there are still hurdles to bringing children back to classrooms.
Teaching Profession Opinion Biden's Victory Will Complicate Union Resistance to School Reopening
If Biden says kids should be back in school, unions can no longer insist school reopening is just a Trumpian rush back to business as usual.
Teaching Profession How Teachers' Unions Are Influencing Decisions on School Reopenings
With coronavirus cases surging, labor groups are often pushing for a conservative approach to getting teachers and kids back in buildings.
Teaching Profession Teachers' Rights Under COVID-19: Anxiety Meets Legality
Schools and staff confront a welter of employment laws and regulations when it comes to on-site work under the pandemic.