More teachers getting vaccinated in push to restore normalcy

By: | January 11, 2021

As many schools across the country remain closed for in-person learning, some have begun vaccinating educators.

While students, parents and educators all have had to juggle uncertainty surrounding pandemic learning — finding child care, ensuring internet access for virtual learning, adjusting to socially distanced classrooms — the pandemic has shown an even harsher light on systemic disparities.

In Tennessee, officials announced last month that school and child care staff would be eligible for the vaccine after it’s given to health care workers and the residents and staff of long-term care facilities. And according to the Tennessee Department of Health’s website, a number of counties have moved into that phase — students can get back into classrooms and their parents back to work.

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