Coronavirus

Illinois advocates raise concerns about low wages, lack of job security, and increased burnout for after-school workers that could lead to a staff shortage.
There is little firm evidence of an unprecedented crisis. But the ingredients are there for it to be a harder than normal year to recruit.
Student enrollment has big implications for public schools, and declines can lead to less funding and school closures or mergers.
Children First shares recommendations for city about issues like child care and public health.
More Colorado Class of 2022 students completed the FAFSA, signaling they plan on going to college. But the nation outpaced the state’s rebound.
The decision is more complicated than meets the eye, and either choice involves some trade-offs.
Stimulus dollars were previously not allowed to cover teacher salaries, but officials changed their tune amid a fight over budget cuts.
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston have more small schools. A budget crunch looms.
Cities have seen a sharp decline in younger children since the pandemic hit.
Illinois children between 6 months and 5 years old are now eligible for COVID vaccinations. Will child care centers return to normal this fall?
Roughly 2,500 out of the 57,000 students enrolled in summer programs have consented to school-based COVID testing, but the district cautioned the numbers are preliminary.
The $1.5 million investment is part of a broader pandemic-fueled effort to improve the air that Denver Public Schools students breathe.
American students are slowly starting to regain academic ground lost during the pandemic. They’re still far behind.
Two parents and two teachers seek to invalidate the city budget, claiming that city officials failed to follow proper protocols before voting.
A new Colorado initiative will allow rural community colleges to share classes online.
More Philadelphia child care providers opened in the second year of the pandemic than the first, but the city still saw a net loss of providers.
COVID vaccines for children under 5 are finally available. In the first week, more than 2,000 Chicagoans have gotten shots.
Chalkbeat created a lookup tool examining changes to Fair Student Funding, a major source of funding for schools.
New York City’s Class of 2022 returned to school full time after two disrupted years. Four graduating high school seniors told us about how they made it through.
CPS officials said the authorization will allow the district to be nimble and prepared for unexpected purchases.
Chicago’s graduating seniors were in their sophomore year of high school when schools shuttered in 2020. They reflect here on their experiences of going to school during the COVID era.
The COVID vaccines will be available after authorization from the Food and Drug Administration Friday and expected approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Students who pass their course this year but fail or miss a Regents exam due to illness, injury or quarantine, could still earn a diploma under a new state proposal.
Schools will see less money in new budget deal, but Mayor Eric Adams says they’re not cuts. Instead, he sees the funding as reflecting the decreased student population.
As federal stimulus funding starts to wind down, school leaders are facing tough choices with declining budgets and enrollment.
Among over 1 million child care workers, 405 died from COVID in 2020 — a higher rate than workers overall.
Indianapolis Public Schools offered retention bonuses in late March to 3,200 eligible staff members, but they came with an attendance requirement that staff couldn’t take more than two sick days for the remainder of the semester.
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