As a nationwide educator shortage persists, some districts are sponsoring immigrant work visas to attract and retain staff.
At least 10 states are considering an agreement that would make it easier for teachers licensed in one state to work in any of the others.
One district that has made the move is finding it easier to recruit and hire teachers. But some working parents say it is harder to manage.
"We are scrambling as a school, as a district" to catch up kids and address mental health needs, Jessica Gomez of Southern California says.
In many districts, the kids are due back in August, and lots of school leaders are still trying to figure out who’s going to be in front of them.
Some districts are offering more pay and housing stipends. Others are cutting back, putting a bigger load on remaining teachers.
Principal Greg Moffitt explains the puzzle of planning for the school day and supporting anxious educators and families.
Teacher shortages are significant in special education, math and science.
Teachers make 17 percent less than workers with the same education and experience.