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Trauma of COVID-19 and the ongoing struggle for racial justice is fueling a worsening mental health crisis among children and teens, pediatricians’ groups say.
Leaders in several districts have in recent days have announced that all students and staff, regardless of age or vaccination status, will be required to wear masks when the 2021-22 school year begins.
Perfect storm of the delta variant, low vaccination rates in parts of the country and political resistance to universal masking have sent tens of thousands of students and staff members into isolation and quarantine.
Expecting vaccines to be authorized in early November, the Biden administration will rely on pediatricians, schools and rural clinics to administer shots to younger children.
Waves of districts are ending their mask mandates even as some administrators elsewhere impose them for the first time this school year because of ongoing COVID outbreaks.
Mask mandates are dropping like dominos in schools throughout the South and parts of the Midwest even as districts in COVID hotspots farther north grapple with controversies over face coverings.
Instruction that affirms LGTBQ+ students' gender identities is spreading but still lacking in many states, as are gay-straight alliances clubs where young people can turn for critical support.
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.
With younger students on the verge of vaccine eligibility, school leaders may want guidance in convincing parents to get COVID immunizations for their kids.
There is a significant need for increased mental health support for students, and the ability for districts to identify and manage those needs must be a top priority as we […]
Targeted hygiene means focusing hygiene practices at the times and in the places that matter most to help break the chain of infection and reduce the transmission of germs.