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With fewer schools closing because of COVID outbreaks in recent weeks, administrators are ramping up testing of students and staff to keep in-person instruction rolling.
Even though educators have their work cut out for them to reduce chronic rates of absences this fall, this crisis does present an opportunity to make schools stronger and more conducive to learning.
A national survey by GAO found that 41% of districts need to update or replace HVAC systems in at least half their schools (approximately 36,000 schools nationwide).
California will add the COVID vaccine to its list of 10 mandatory school vaccinations as soon as medicines receive full FDA approval, which could occur before Jan. 1.
Most public schools have stayed open for full in-person learning but about 1,800 have shut down due to COVID, 'affecting the education and well-being of 933,000 students,' the CDC says.
The effects can be devastating on students, but the right interventions and responses from districts and educators can make a difference.
The human faces of the grim toll COVID's has taken on teachers and school staffers are being shared daily on a Twitter feed called "School Personnel Lost To Covid."
Kim Hagood estimates about two in 10 students in her son's central Alabama school district regularly wear their masks. And one of those is her 11-year-old son.
Congressional panel discusses how ARP ESSER funds will address unfinished learning,d keep classrooms open and improve outcomes for students.
A majority of the 320,000 children from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador enrolled in K-12 public schools with their immigration statuses unresolved.
If superintendents and school boards are to work together effectively, there are essential elements that must be prioritized.
San Diego USD is the latest big district to require student vaccinations as administrators elsewhere drop mask mandates with oncer surging COVID rates declining.