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WCVB (PLAISTOW, N.H.) — A driver experiencing a medical emergency crashed a school bus carrying six children into the woods in New Hampshire Tuesday, according to the Plaistow Police Department. The accident took place at 3:43 p.m. local time. None of the children were hospitalized and the driver, who was taken to the hospital, was […]

Halfpoint/iStock (NEW YORK) — With schools back in session again, many parents around the country on edge — dreading the news of a positive coronavirus case in their children’s classes. Coronavirus outbreaks have led to hundreds temporary school closures across the country, with tens of thousands of students forced to quarantine, just within the first […]

LightFieldStudios/iStock (LAS VEGAS) — A 6-year-old boy whose mom told him to keep his face mask on at school is now going viral for following his mom’s instructions exactly. Mason Peoples, a first-grade student in Las Vegas, Nevada, wore his face mask for his school photo. The photo was shared on Facebook by his mom, […]

valentinrussanov/iStock (NEW YORK) — Angela McCray left her job as a pharmacist to homeschool her three children as pandemic lockdowns closed public schools in Monroe, North Carolina. So when public schools in the region announced reopening plans, she was excited to return her daughter for in-class instruction. But McCray became concerned when her school district […]

Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images (New York) — School board meetings have become emotional battlegrounds for parents and local officials who disagree over mask and vaccine mandates as children return to brick-and-mortar learning. At least nine states — Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah — have laws or executive orders prohibiting mask […]

Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images (New York) — School board meetings have become emotional battlegrounds for parents and local officials who disagree over mask and vaccine mandates as children return to brick-and-mortar learning. At least nine states — Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah — have laws or executive orders prohibiting mask […]

Halfpoint/iStock (NEW YORK) — As students across the country head back to school, a top priority for many educators and parents is how to help students who have experienced “learning loss” during the COVID-19 pandemic. With kids leaning remotely since early 2020, “learning loss” — or gaps in understanding and skill knowledge that prevent academic […]

Halfpoint/iStock (NEW YORK) — As students across the country head back to school, a top priority for many educators and parents is how to help students who have experienced “learning loss” during the COVID-19 pandemic. With kids leaning remotely since early 2020, “learning loss” — or gaps in understanding and skill knowledge that prevent academic […]

iStock/urfinguss (HILLSBOROUGH, Fla.) — Just a week into the school year, over 10,000 students and staff in the Hillsborough County Public Schools district in Florida have been isolated or quarantined as districts across the state grapple with COVID-19. Hillsborough is the seventh-largest school district in the U.S., with more than 213,000 students. As of Wednesday, 10,384 […]

DavidPrahl/iStock (NEW YORK) — At the start of the school year, it’s not uncommon for school districts to be short bus drivers. Before the pandemic, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System in Georgia had been down 10% from what it needed, which is manageable, Paul Abbott, executive director for transportation for the district, told ABC News. […]