The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is changing its quarantine guidelines for those who have had close contact with those infected with COVID-19. The move comes as states and districts across the country try to balance preventing outbreaks with helping more students attend in-person classes.


A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds more than a half million children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 so far in the pandemic. They make up a rising share of new cases.


Results from fall testing confirm that the pandemic has taken a toll on students' academic growth, but we lack a clear picture of the most vulnerable students.


The postponement of the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests scheduled for 2021 means the nation loses an opportunity for a state-by-state measure of students' pandemic-related learning losses.


More than 423,000 homeless children have fallen off schools' radars amid the pandemic's school closures, shrinking capacity at homeless shelters, and ever-higher family mobility.


A study of school improvement networks supported by the Gates Foundation finds they often fall short when it comes to developing solutions from one school that apply elsewhere.


Educators can lay the groundwork for the vaccine by encouraging immunizations for other childhood diseases, like measles and whooping cough, which are on the cusp of dangerous outbreaks.


New data from the Centers for Disease Control show the proportion of emergency department visits related to mental health crises has risen dramatically for young children and adolescents alike since the pandemic started.


In an experiment, teachers were more likely to judge a black student's writing as being below grade level compared a white peer. The disparities disappeared when teachers were given a grading rubric to follow.


Little more than 1 in 3 American 12th graders read proficiently and fewer than 1 in 4 performed proficiently in math on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress.


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