Many state legislatures have refused to alter their attendance laws, which means less revenue for schools where enrollment drops due to the pandemic, while remote learning may reduce staffing needs.
The coronavirus pandemic has spurred an unprecedented amount of national polling about schools. But how have local education leaders responded to polls, and what key trends have they revealed?
New running mates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and their surrogates have zeroed in on an early message: Fear and uncertainty around schools can be blamed on President Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump told a White House gathering that virtual learning is "not as good as being there" and said Democrats have made negotiations over virus aid for schools difficult.
Tensions are boiling over in some states as leaders spar with district administrators over who decides when to reopen school buildings and whether to keep them closed.
A controversial federal rule on how schools should respond to claims of sexual assault and harassment appears set to take effect Friday.
Although Harris clashed with Biden over his record on school desegregation, some of her education proposals might dovetail well with his.
Child advocacy groups have warned that an abbreviated Census schedule threatens to jeopardize the accuracy of the count, which is crucial for schools.
A judge refused to halt a new rule on responding to sexual harassment and assault in schools that is set to take effect Friday. But it faces additional legal challenges.
The new U.S. Department of Education guidance creates a federal process for individuals and organizations to file complaints under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.