Education news, analysis, and opinion about the health and policy aspects of vaccines and vaccination
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.
Law & Courts Supreme Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate Applying to Schools in Much of the Country
The justices ruled 6-3 to stay an Occupational Health and Safety Administration rule that covered schools in 26 states and two territories.
Law & Courts High Court Appears Skeptical of Vaccine Mandate Covering Schools in Over Half the States
The Biden administration's OSHA rule applies to private employers with 100 or more workers, as well as school districts in 26 states.
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.
School & District Management L.A.'s Ambitious Student Vaccine Mandate Poised to Be Pushed Back
The new deadline for students 12 and older to be vaccinated would be in fall of 2022.
Equity & Diversity Opinion The Hidden Toll of Vaccine Mandates on Students of Color: What to Know
If we don’t take care, vaccine mandates could threaten a return to Jim Crow era schooling.
School & District Management Teaching Unvaccinated Students Separately? This District Will Be the First to Try It
An in-person program for unvaccinated kids honors families' choice, says the superintendent. Legal experts say it would violate state law.
Teaching Profession Teachers Who Refuse to Comply With Vaccine Mandates Won't Face Consequences in Many Places
Some districts and states aren't even keeping track of how many teachers are vaccinated.
Student Well-Being Flu Vaccinations Among Children Are Down. That Could Spell Trouble for Schools
The convergence of flu and COVID-19 infections could exacerbate student absences and staff shortages.
School & District Management 5 Things for Schools to Know About Biden's COVID Vaccine-or-Test Mandate
A new federal workplace safety rule will require public school employees in some states to get vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19.
School & District Management Some Schools Are Dropping Mask Mandates. Should Yours?
More districts are dropping mask requirements as COVID case rates fall and vaccinations rise, but experts are split on whether that's wise.
Student Well-Being All K-12 Students Can Now Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. Here's What It Means for Schools
While a huge moment for families awaiting a vaccine for their younger children, it might not drastically change the situation in schools.
Student Well-Being COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Are Coming. How Many Parents Will Opt for the Shot?
Getting students vaccinated will make in-person learning safer as well as more consistent and manageable, experts argue.
Student Well-Being FDA Says Vaccine Benefits Outweigh Myocarditis Risks. Here Are the Facts
Heart inflammation is one rare side effect of the children's vaccine for COVID-19, but the risks are relative.