Teachers and parents have a long list of health precautions they feel are essential to reopening schools, but teachers are somewhat less confident that their districts will put those measures in place.
By law, the president can't mandate or control what schools teach.
Districts all over the country have been rolling back plans to teach students in person because of the coronavirus. But now there are signs that some districts are getting more comfortable with the all-in-person approach.
Mask Fatigue and No High-Fives: Teachers Discuss the Hardest Parts of In-Person School During COVID-19
Five teachers who are back in classrooms talk about challenges they've faced under the new restrictions and ways to make socially distanced school manageable.
Third grade teacher Erin Washington has weathered hurricanes before. But on top of the ongoing coronavirus crisis over the past months, she said, this one is hard to bear.
But teachers who had supportive school leadership were the least likely to experience a dip in their sense of success.
For many teachers who are pregnant, school building reopenings have been a source of anxiety.
The possibility of a strike in New York City's schools grew more distinct this week. Unions are pressing their cases in other districts, too.
Many educators say that the priority should be ensuring student well-being and equity over compliance.
Becky Pringle, the next president of the National Education Association, said she would support teachers in "whatever actions they need to take" to protect the health of students and staff.
A coalition of teachers' unions and progressive groups organized a "National Day of Resistance" to fight against school building reopenings.
While schools are making bulk purchases of hand sanitizer and face masks, it's less clear if district money will cover all of the other new expenses teachers will encounter this year.
Five Black high school students share stories about class conversations on race they thought went well, and those that didn't go well at all.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said there are still many unanswered questions about how the coronavirus is spread by children.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said the union would pursue lawsuits and "safety strikes" if necessary.
New survey data from EdWeek Research Center and Gallup show that teachers are concerned about being exposed to the coronavirus in schools and are weighing whether to return.
The debate on whether and how to reopen school buildings has ramped up. This is what the teachers' unions for the five largest school districts have said about going back.
Prospective teachers, most of whom are white, are more likely to identify Black children as angry, even when they're not. They don't make the same mistakes for white children.
Despite the projected membership loss, the union's revenue will increase by about $7 million next year because of a dues increase for teachers and support employees.
Lily Eskelsen García, a former Utah Teacher of the Year who got her start in schools as a lunch lady, will soon step down as president of the National Education Association.