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More than half of teachers are looking for the exits, a new national poll says

A new poll from the nation's largest teachers union finds burnout is widespread, and more educators say they're thinking about leaving.
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Parents and caregivers of young children say they’ve hit pandemic rock bottom

The people who take care of and educate children under 5 years old, who are too young to be vaccinated, say they're in a special kind of hell right now.
A comic looking at the history of vaccines in schools.

Should schools require the COVID vaccine? Many experts say it’s too soon.

School vaccine mandates have been around for two centuries, but they've always brought pushback.

When can kids take off their masks in school? Here’s what some experts say

When can kids safely take off their masks in school? A panel of experts weighs in.

A look at the groups supporting school board protesters nationwide

The protests aren't ubiquitous, but they're widespread and intense enough that the National School Boards Association asked President Biden to step in, and Attorney General Merrick Garland then directed the FBI to help.
A man gestures while participating in a video call while telecommuting during the coronavirus pandemic. His children are playing in the room as he works.

1 in 3 working families is struggling to find the child care they desperately need

And more than 1 in 3 adults in households with children say they have experienced serious problems meeting both their work and family responsibilities, according to an NPR poll.