Education news, analysis, and opinion about the health and policy aspects of vaccines and vaccination
Where Teachers Are Required to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Track the states mandating COVID-19 shots for teachers, the states banning such mandates, and the states asking local officials to decide.
School & District Management How 'Vaccine Discrimination' Laws Make It Harder for Schools to Limit COVID Spread
In Montana and Ohio, the unvaccinated are a protected class, making it tough to track and contain outbreaks, school leaders say.
School & District Management From Our Research Center Educators' Support for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Is Rising Dramatically
Nearly 60 percent of educators say students who are old enough to receive COVID vaccines should be required to get them to attend school.
School & District Management Opinion New Polling Shows the K-12 COVID Fights Aren’t Going Anywhere
Teachers, administrators, and school boards will continue to be squeezed between two angry, distrustful camps when it comes to COVID-19.
Law & Courts Can They Do That? Questions Swirl Around COVID-19 School Vaccine Mandates
With at least one large school district adopting a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, here is a look at the legal landscape for such a requirement.
Federal How Biden Will Mandate Teacher Vaccines, Testing in Some States That Don't Require Them
President Joe Biden's COVID-19 plan will create new teacher vaccination and testing requirements in some states through worker safety rules.
School & District Management COVID Vaccines Will Be Mandatory for Students in Nation's Second-Largest School District
In Los Angeles Unified, students 12 and older must be immunized to attend in person—a new layer in an already strict set of COVID protocols.
Federal Biden Pushes Schools to Expand COVID-19 Testing, Get More Teachers Vaccinated
President Joe Biden set teacher vaccine requirements for federally operated schools as part of a new effort to drive down COVID's spread.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Child Hospitalizations Spike Under Delta, Particularly in Low-Vaccination States
Nationwide, the number of children and teens hospitalized due to COVID-19 has ballooned nearly tenfold since midsummer, new CDC data show.
Student Well-Being Opinion COVID Is Not an Insignificant Risk to Children, Explain Two Pediatricians
Policymakers, school leaders, and school districts must encourage as many people as possible to get vaccinated, write two pediatricians.
Teaching Profession Letter to the Editor Educators Have a Responsibility to Support the Common Good
A science teacher responds to another science teacher's hesitation to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Families & the Community Only Half of Parents Plan to Vaccinate Their Children, New Poll Finds
The percentage of parents willing to vaccinate their elementary school-aged children against COVID-19 was just 46 percent.
School & District Management Interactive Masks, Vaccines & Testing: How the Biggest City School Districts Are Operating This Year
This tracker follows key operating protocols and requirements for some of America’s largest school districts.
Teaching Profession With Vaccine Mandates on the Rise, Some Teachers May Face Discipline
With a vaccine now fully FDA-approved, more states and districts will likely require school staff get vaccinated. The logistics are tricky.
School & District Management Calif. School District to Require Vaccines for Eligible Students, in What May Be a First
Culver City's student vaccine mandate has the overwhelming support of parents, teachers, and staff, said the district superintendent.