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Education Funding A Surge in Funding for Homeless Students Is Waning. What Now?
COVID homeless aid helped schools locate more families and connect them to services. Advocates want to make the increase permanent.
Teaching Profession A Hotline for Educators: Advocacy Group Pledges Support in Midst of Ugly Politics
A nonpartisan group says it will offer educators a range of supports for educators accused of violating new restrictions on what can be taught in class.
Social Studies The Demand for Asian American History Is Growing. See Where
Florida is among states facing the possibility of requiring Asian American and Pacific Islander history in K-12 curriculum.
School & District Management Conservative Advocates Vow Continued Push for School Board Seats Despite Middling Midterms
Groups like Moms for Liberty failed to ignite a wave of local school board takeovers but still plan to invest in such races.
School Climate & Safety Video How a School Shooting Survivor Found Healing in Activism
Voting for the first time has been part of one school shooting survivor's healing process.
Families & the Community These Groups Are Pushing Back Against 'Divisive' Parents' Rights Policies
A coalition of education advocacy and family support groups wants to redefine what constitutes parents' rights.
School & District Management Why National Advocates Are Getting More Involved in School Board Elections
Outside political groups have spent millions in campaigns for school board members that represent their views.
Families & the Community 'Parental Rights' Poised to Be Hot Issue in School Board Races
A fast-growing conservative group is pushing a parents' rights pledge for school board candidates.
States Opinion Some Politicians Count on Teachers Staying Silent. We Can't Afford To
Censorship laws send teachers the message, “We don’t trust you.” We need to speak up in defense of our profession.
Teaching Profession With New Grants, Teachers' Union Doubles Down on Partnerships With Parents
The American Federation of Teachers will invest $1.5 million in parent outreach—a counterweight to conservatives' parents'-rights narrative.
Federal Conservatives Hammer on Hot-Button K-12 Education Issues at Federalist Society Event
The influential legal group discussed critical race theory, gender identity, and Title IX.
Equity & Diversity Who's Behind the Escalating Push to Ban Books? A New Report Has Answers
Right-wing activist organizations and Republican lawmakers are pushing to get books about LGBTQ people and racism removed, says PEN America.
Standards Political Debate Upends Texas Social Studies Standards Process
The Lone Star State is the latest to throw out a set of standards after conservative activists organized in opposition.
Curriculum Is Your School Facing a Book Challenge? These Online Resources May Help
Book challenges are popping up with more frequency. Here are supports for teachers fighting censorship.