Some programs are offering bonuses to try to lure teachers back to the classroom this summer.
Younger teachers may also be more inclined to leave and even switch career paths entirely.
A poll from the Pew Research Center found more than half of Americans think schools shouldn't reopen until teachers are vaccinated.
It's up to states to decide if teachers qualify as frontline essential workers, given that they're able to work remotely.
Teacher Nia Grigsby started The School Box Toolbox when her own daughters were running low on supplies early in the pandemic.
In-person schooling? Remote learning? Either way, teachers say they need more supplies.
Some choose to quit due to health concerns rather than go back into the classroom.
Almost 469,000 workers in K-12 public education lost a job in just the month of April.