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  • Andrew Bostad, center, talks with his mother, Brandi Evans and stepdad Jimmy Evans at their home in Bauxite, Ark., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Andrew is one of hundreds of transgender youth in Arkansas who could have their hormone therapy cut off under a new state law banning gender confirming treatments for minors.
    Andrew Bostad, center, talks with his mother, Brandi Evans and stepdad Jimmy Evans at their home in Bauxite, Ark., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Andrew is one of hundreds of transgender youth in Arkansas who could have their hormone therapy cut off under a new state law banning gender confirming treatments for minors.
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    Education Treatment Ban Creates Uncertainty for Transgender Youth, Families
    Arkansas is the first state to pass a law that bans gender confirming treatment for minors.
    The Associated Press, April 18, 2021
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    Education School Leaders in Pacific Northwest Say 'No' to Standardized Tests
    School leaders in Oregon and Washington are rejecting standardized testing because of instructional time lost to the pandemic.
    The Associated Press, April 18, 2021
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    Education North Dakota Governor Signs Ten Commandments School Bill
    Gov. Doug Burgum signed a measure aimed at shielding schools and teachers from lawsuits arising from posting the Ten Commandments.
    The Associated Press, April 18, 2021
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    Azul Thurdekoos, 16, right, is interviewed with her father Ricardo after getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a FEMA vaccination center at Miami Dade College on April 5, 2021, in Miami.
    Azul Thurdekoos, 16, right, is interviewed with her father Ricardo after getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a FEMA vaccination center at Miami Dade College in Miami.
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    Education Florida Education Chief: Masks Should Be Voluntary Next Year
    Florida's education commissioner has asked superintendents to update their policies to make facial coverings voluntary, not mandatory.
    The Associated Press, April 15, 2021
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    Education Briefly Stated: April 14, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    April 13, 2021
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    Knoxville police work the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School Monday, April 12, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
    Education Student Fires at Officers at Tennessee High School, Is Killed
    A student was killed after opening fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee school, authorities said.
    The Associated Press, April 12, 2021
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    Kent State University student Marz Anderson receives the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Kent, Ohio.
    Kent State University student Marz Anderson receives the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Kent, Ohio.
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    Education U.S. Colleges Divided Over Requiring Student Vaccinations
    U.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.
    The Associated Press, April 12, 2021
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    Mich. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. on March 2, 2021.
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech last month in Lansing, Mich.
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    Education Michigan Gov. Urges Halt of High School Classes, Youth Sports
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer strongly urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes in response to new coronavirus outbreaks.
    The Associated Press, April 9, 2021
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    Image of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds getting a vaccine.
    Governor Kim Reynolds gets the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine during a news conference in Johnston, Iowa.
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    Education Iowa City Quarantines Students, Staff Amid COVID-19 Variant Concerns
    The Iowa City school district said that 127 students and five staff members tested positive for the coronavirus or are presumed positive.
    The Associated Press, April 8, 2021
    3 min read
    Image of Ebele Azikiwe and Rume Joy Azikiwe-Oyeyemi.
    Ebele Azikiwe, 12, poses for a photo with her mother, Rume Joy Azikiwe-Oyeyemi, in Cherry Hill, N.J., Ebele testified in October at state Assembly hearing, lending her support to legislation requiring New Jersey's school districts to add diversity to curriculums. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill into law.
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    Education Students Lead U.S. Push for Fuller Black History Education
    Educators say there has been increased demand from students for more in-depth lessons on Black history—and lawmakers are responding.
    The Associated Press, April 8, 2021
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    Students wait to enter Wyandotte County High School in Kansas City, Kan., on the first day of in-person learning on March 31, 2021. The district was one of the last in the state to return to the classroom after going virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Students wait to enter Wyandotte County High School in Kansas City, Kan., on the first day of in-person learning. The district was one of the last in the state to return to the classroom after going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    Education Survey: Even as Schools Reopen, Many Students Learn Remotely
    A survey released by the Biden administration found large numbers of students are not returning to the classroom even as schools reopen.
    The Associated Press, April 7, 2021
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    Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie speaks along with Dillard High School principal, Cassandra Robinson, right, and Rosalind Osgood at a news conference at Dillard High School on Monday, March 16, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
    Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie speaks along with Dillard High School principal, Cassandra Robinson, right, and Rosalind Osgood at a news conference outside Dillard High School on March 16, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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    Education Large Florida School District Hit by Ransomware Attack
    The computer system of one of the nation's largest school districts was hacked by a criminal gang.
    The Associated Press, April 2, 2021
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    FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2021 file photo, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. Noem initially appeared eager to deliver what looked like an easy win for social conservatives. South Dakota's GOP-led legislature passed a bill banning transgender women and girls participating in women's sports leagues, and the Republican governor declared herself “excited to sign” the bill. But Noem’s enthusiasm faded surprisingly fast and she came up with a “partial veto" to exclude collegiate athletics. (AP Photo/John Raoux, file)
    Education How a Fight Over Transgender Athletes Descended Into Confusion, Political Finger-Pointing
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issued executive orders to bar transgender girls from girls' sports leagues.
    The Associated Press, April 1, 2021
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    Kejuan Turner, 8, eats a burger from a free bagged lunch provided by the Jefferson County School District on the back of his mother's truck with his brother, Kendrell, 9, outside their home in Fayette, Miss., on March 22, 2021. The children receive the meals while at daycare and eat them when they get home in the afternoon.
    Kejuan Turner, 8, eats a burger from a free bagged lunch provided by the Jefferson County School District on the back of his mother's truck with his brother, Kendrell, 9, outside their home in Fayette, Miss., on March 22, 2021. The children receive the meals while at daycare and eat them when they get home in the afternoon.
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    Education Where Every Kid Needs Lunch, School Fights to Feed Them All
    In places like Jefferson County, Miss., the pandemic has complicated efforts to feed children in need.
    The Associated Press, April 1, 2021
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    Education Briefly Stated: March 31, 2021
    Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
    March 31, 2021
    8 min read