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.
While teachers say they miss their students and the normalcy of school, many are apprehensive about returning to in-person instruction amid so much uncertainty.
When asked how much the textbooks they use "accurately and fully reflect the experiences of people of color," one in five educators said "a lot," according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.
As schools prepare to welcome back students, reducing outside interruptions in the classroom could be a way to address learning loss, researchers say.
The organization plans to update every set of materials that it has rated as standards-aligned with new information about how students and teachers can use the materials remotely.
A new parent group has organized to put pressure on school districts to embrace anti-racist curriculum and instruction. Its first action, which begins today, aims to inundate 10 school districts, from California to Connecticut, with emails demanding change.
The day has long been celebrated by black communities in the U.S., but it's still a topic that many students and teachers say isn't covered in K-12 schools.
For teachers who are retiring at the end of a disrupted school year, there is no big, in-person celebration. And many of them say that they are missing a sense of closure.
As schools plan for fall instruction, educators must take the opportunity to rework math instruction so it's equitable for all students, two math organizations said in a new paper.