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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.
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.
Florida K-12 who have been at the forefront of battling state leaders over masks are now beginning to loosen their mandates as dozens of districts in once hard-hit areas are going mask optional.
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.
“Champions for School Climate” program highlights the work of educators who prioritize student success by focusing on equity, safety, supportive relationships, and quality teaching and learning.
Students are still experiencing lasting impacts on their mental health from isolation during the pandemic. There is a critical need for increased mental health support for students, while acknowledging the […]
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.
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.
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.
Student safety advocates say rising school shootings and gun violence are giving new urgency to Safe Schools Week, an annual national call-to-action that began on Monday.
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.