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- Federal How Political Backlash to Critical Race Theory Reached School Reopening GuidanceA lawmaker wants Miguel Cardona to repudiate the Abolitionist Teaching Network after federal COVID-19 documents referenced the group's work.Federal Biden Team: Schools Can Go Beyond Trump Rules in Response to Alleged Sexual MisconductThe Education Department's guidance, released July 20, states that Title IX rules from 2020 lay out "minimum steps" for educators.Federal Fact Check: After Furor Over 1619 Project, Feds Adjust History and Civics Grant PlansA previously obscure history and civics program has weathered a political storm, but what exactly has changed?Federal 'Stop CRT' Bill, Votes in Congress Add to Political Drama Over Critical Race TheorySen. Tom Cotton's legislation and votes about critical race theory in the House underscore the issue's potency in Washington.Federal Senators Grill Civil Rights Nominee on Transgender Students, Sexual Assault InvestigationsIf confirmed as assistant secretary for civil rights, Catherine Lhamon will handle some of the Education Department's most sensitive issues.Federal Biden Is Wrong About Transgender Student Rights, Group of Republican AGs SaysGender identity is not covered by Title IX, attorneys general said in a letter that challenged the Biden administration's position.Federal Joe Biden to Teachers: 'You Deserve a Raise, Not Just Praise'The president and first lady thanked educators for their work during the pandemic in an address to the National Education Association.Federal How Biden’s Revival of Obama Housing Rules Connects to Divisive Issues in SchoolsPolicy shifts on hot-button topics like residential segregation, student discipline, and Title IX can make educators "punch drunk."Federal Education Department Overhauls Beleaguered Teacher Grant ProgramThousands of teachers have had federal grants turned into student loans over paperwork errors. The Education Department is making changes.Federal Miguel Cardona: Puerto Rico's Teachers Are Doing Their Best to Reopen ClassroomsIn his first visit as education secretary to the island where he has family ties, Cardona said he sees a drive to improve education there.Federal What a Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement Between Biden, Senators Would Mean for SchoolsAn infrastructure deal does not include school facilities funding, but it would pay for electric school buses and expanded broadband access.Federal Shout of 'Racist' Heard as Miguel Cardona, GOP Clash on Critical Race TheoryThe education secretary told congressional Republicans his department isn't requiring schools to use a curriculum based on the 1619 Project.Federal LGBTQ Students Are Protected by Federal Anti-Discrimination Law, Education Dept. SaysSchools violate Title IX when they discriminate against students based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the agency said Wednesday.Federal Republicans Want Federal Funding Cuts to Schools Using '1619 Project'—But There's a TwistA bill from U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton, Mitch McConnell, and others targets schools using lessons based on the New York Times Magazine series.Federal What's at Stake in a Review of Federal Sex Discrimination Protections for StudentsThe Biden administration's review of Title IX may prompt new guidance on how schools deal with sexual harassment and protect LGBTQ students.