- Education Treatment Ban Creates Uncertainty for Transgender Youth, FamiliesArkansas is the first state to pass a law that bans gender confirming treatment for minors.Education School Leaders in Pacific Northwest Say 'No' to Standardized TestsSchool leaders in Oregon and Washington are rejecting standardized testing because of instructional time lost to the pandemic.Education North Dakota Governor Signs Ten Commandments School BillGov. Doug Burgum signed a measure aimed at shielding schools and teachers from lawsuits arising from posting the Ten Commandments.Education Florida Education Chief: Masks Should Be Voluntary Next YearFlorida's education commissioner has asked superintendents to update their policies to make facial coverings voluntary, not mandatory.Education Student Fires at Officers at Tennessee High School, Is KilledA student was killed after opening fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee school, authorities said.Education U.S. Colleges Divided Over Requiring Student VaccinationsU.S. colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall are weighing how far they should go in urging students to get the COVID-19 vaccine.Education Michigan Gov. Urges Halt of High School Classes, Youth SportsGov. Gretchen Whitmer strongly urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes in response to new coronavirus outbreaks.Education Iowa City Quarantines Students, Staff Amid COVID-19 Variant ConcernsThe Iowa City school district said that 127 students and five staff members tested positive for the coronavirus or are presumed positive.Education Students Lead U.S. Push for Fuller Black History EducationEducators say there has been increased demand from students for more in-depth lessons on Black history—and lawmakers are responding.Education Survey: Even as Schools Reopen, Many Students Learn RemotelyA survey released by the Biden administration found large numbers of students are not returning to the classroom even as schools reopen.Education Large Florida School District Hit by Ransomware AttackThe computer system of one of the nation's largest school districts was hacked by a criminal gang.Education How a Fight Over Transgender Athletes Descended Into Confusion, Political Finger-PointingSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issued executive orders to bar transgender girls from girls' sports leagues.Education Where Every Kid Needs Lunch, School Fights to Feed Them AllIn places like Jefferson County, Miss., the pandemic has complicated efforts to feed children in need.