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    Education School District to Appeal Teacher's Return After Transgender Remark
    A Virginia school system plans to appeal a judge's order to reinstate a gym teacher who said he wouldn’t use transgender students' pronouns.
    The Associated Press, June 15, 2021
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    Education Students Can Use State Constitution to Fight Bullying, N.C. Supreme Court Rules
    The constitutional right to a sound basic education applies to students who aren't getting help to stop bullying, N.C.'s highest court ruled.
    The Associated Press, June 14, 2021
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    First-grade teacher Jessica Johnson asks students if they've been sick or near anyone who's been sick before the start of the first day of school on Aug. 26, 2020 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in De Pere, Wis. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on June 11, 2021, that local health departments do not have the authority to close schools due emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.
    First-grade teacher Jessica Johnson asks students if they've been sick or near anyone who's been sick before the start of the first day of school at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in De Pere, Wis., last year. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled June 11 that local health departments do not have the authority to close schools due emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.
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    Education Local Health Departments Can't Close Schools, Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that local health departments do not have the authority to close schools due to emergencies like COVID-19.
    The Associated Press, June 11, 2021
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    A man holds up a sign during a protest against Critical Race Theory outside a Washoe County School District board meeting on May 25, 2021, in Reno, Nev.
    A man holds up a sign during a protest against Critical Race Theory outside a Washoe County School District board meeting in Reno, Nev.
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    Education Nevada Schools Reckon With Race, Triggering Polarization
    Clashes over how to teach students about racism and its role in U.S. history are raging in school districts across Nevada and elsewhere.
    The Associated Press, June 11, 2021
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    In this Monday, May 10, 2021 photo, Senior Annie Chen, center, listens with classmates as Connecticut Attorney General William Tong speaks for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Farmington High School in Farmington, Conn. The year of anti-Asian violence has led students and teachers to advocate for reexamining how Asian American studies and history are taught in public schools. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
    Education Legislators, Students Push for K-12 Asian American Studies
    Some lawmakers, educators, and students themselves are working to push for more Asian American history to be included in K-12 lesson plans.
    The Associated Press, June 10, 2021
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    President Joe Biden appeared in a video address to graduates of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during a virtual commencement ceremony on June 8, 2021.
    President Joe Biden appeared in a video address to graduates of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during a virtual commencement ceremony on June 8, 2021.
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    Education Biden Gives Video Address to Graduating Parkland Students
    President Joe Biden gave a surprise video address to graduating seniors who were freshmen when a mass shooting left 17 dead at their school.
    The Associated Press, June 9, 2021
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    Education Briefly Stated: June 9, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    June 8, 2021
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    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a news conference at the State Capitol on Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Atlanta.
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp urged the state board of education to take steps to ensure that critical race theory does not “take root in our state standards and curriculum.”
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    Education Georgia School Officials Condemn Some Teaching About Race
    Georgia’s education board approved a resolution that says the U.S. and Georgia are not racist.
    The Associated Press, June 4, 2021
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    Surrounded by lawmakers, Florida Gov.Ron DeSantis speaks at the end of a legislative session on April 30, 2021, in Tallahassee, Fla.
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will restrict transgender girl athletes from competing on girls' teams in the state's public schools.
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    Education Transgender Girls Banned From Female Sports Teams in Florida’s Public Schools
    Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that bars transgender female athletes from playing on girls' sports teams.
    The Associated Press, June 1, 2021
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    Education Briefly Stated: June 2, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    June 1, 2021
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    San Pedro High School students hold vaccination signs at a school-based COVID-19 vaccination event for students 12 and older in San Pedro, Calif., on May 24, 2021. Schools are turning to mascots, prizes and contests to entice youth ages 12 and up to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before summer break.
    San Pedro High School students hold vaccination signs at a school-based COVID-19 vaccination event for students 12 and older in San Pedro, Calif., May 24. Schools are turning to mascots, prizes, and contests to entice youth ages 12 and up to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before summer break.
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    Education Schools Try Pep-Rally Tactics to Get Students Vaccinated
    A growing number of public schools are using mascots and prize giveaways to encourage students to get vaccinated before summer vacation.
    The Associated Press, May 25, 2021
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    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee answers questions after he spoke to a joint session of the legislature at the start of a special session on education, in Nashville, Tenn.
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee answers questions from reporters after he spoke to a joint session of the legislature at the start of a special session on education, in Nashville, Tenn.
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    Education Tennessee Bans Teaching 'Critical Race Theory' in Schools
    Tennessee is the latest state to ban teachers from teaching certain concepts of race and racism in public schools.
    The Associated Press, May 25, 2021
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    Jay Wamsted, right, and his daughter, Kira, are seen on May 20, 2021 in Smyrna, Ga. Wamsted, an 8th grade math teacher, allowed his daughter to skip testing this year. With new flexibility from the Biden administration, states are adopting a patchwork of testing plans that aim to curb the stress of exams while still capturing some data on student learning.
    Jay Wamsted, an 8<sup>th </sup>grade math teacher in Georgia, allowed his daughter Kira, left, to skip testing this year. With new flexibility from the Biden administration, states are adopting a patchwork of testing plans that aim to curb the stress of exams while still capturing some data on student learning.
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    Education Standardized Testing This Year: Not All Schools Are Doing It, and Plenty Are Opting Out
    Millions of students will face shorter exams that carry lower stakes, and most families have the option to forgo testing entirely.
    The Associated Press, May 24, 2021
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    Des Moines Public Schools Superintendent Tom Ahart speaks to students at Harding Middle School in Des Moines, Iowa on Oct. 19, 2019.
    Des Moines Public Schools Superintendent Tom Ahart speaks to students at Harding Middle School in Des Moines, Iowa.
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    Education Judge: Iowa Superintendent ‘Violated Ethical Duty’ by Keeping Kids Out of School
    Des Moines Supt. Tom Ahart is facing sanctions because his district offered only virtual instruction for two weeks to start the school year.
    The Associated Press, May 21, 2021
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    Education YouTube Bans Kansas School Board's Video Over COVID Comments
    YouTube concluded that a video of a recent Kansas school board meeting spread misinformation about COVID-19 and removed it.
    The Associated Press, May 21, 2021
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