Vaccines

Returning to normal: Should schools enforce vaccine requirements?

Most parents say they no longer want schools to continue enforcing vaccine mandates for students, according to a recent poll.

Odds are, monkeypox won’t disrupt your schools…but COVID still might

Monkeypox is making headlines but health experts say school leaders shouldn't worry about the infection becoming as disruptive as COVID.

Most mask mandates ended last school year. Now they are slowly returning

Much of the general public has ditched masks despite rising COVID cases but students in some districts are facing mandates as the new school year begins.

How schools are targeting safety more precisely during the latest COVID wave

School leaders are not rushing to impose districtwide mask mandates or close schools to combat the omicron-driven resurgence of COVID.

More activist parents aren’t going away. Here’s how to work with them.

What K-12 leaders need to know about a new generation of parents promoting both conservative and liberal causes.

How community schools are being rewarded for boosting vaccine confidence

Community schools in multiple states will be the focus of renewed efforts to vaccinate more children and staff in underresourced cities and neighborhoods.

Calls are now growing nationwide to ease K-12 COVID rules

With omicron on the decline, even administrators in states where support for COVID protections have been the highest are now asking for more local control over COVID policy.

Vaccine tracker: Schools in 14 states now require students to get COVID shots

A small but growing number of districts are mandating vaccines for eligible as the COVID delta variant disrupted the beginning of yet another school year.

CDC approves COVID vaccines for kids 5-11, rollout begins Wednesday

Distribution could begin soon to get doses to physicians; research will continue at other institutions for children under 5.

Pfizer says COVID vaccine is 90% effective in 5- to 11-year olds

Schools' efforts to keep educating kids in person get a boost with Pfizer's vaccine showing 90% effectiveness in preventing COVID in 5- to 11-year-olds.

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