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- Federal FEMA's Emergency Alert Test May Disrupt Classes. Here's How Schools Should PrepareFEMA will test its national emergency alert system Wednesday, involving an alert sent out to all cell phones at the same time.Federal Opinion Republicans Keep Talking About Abolishing the Education Department. Why?GOP presidential candidates have pledged to ax the federal agency. But it's unlikely they'll be able to keep those promises.Federal Dianne Feinstein's Fight to Stop Gun Violence in Schools Central to Her LegacyThe California Senator will be remembered for her strong support of gun restrictions to stop school shootings.Federal Obituary Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, an Advocate for Liberal Priorities, Dies at Age 90Feinstein pushed for bans on military-style weapons after the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.Federal Biden Credits School Shooting Survivors as He Creates Gun Violence Prevention OfficePresident Biden announced the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, fulfilling a long-time goal of school shooting survivors.Federal A Flood of Public Feedback Has Delayed a Title IX Change Covering Trans Athletes—AgainThe Biden administration has not taken the final step to adopt long-awaited Title IX changes that would explicitly protect LGBTQ+ students.Federal Is Funding for School Archery and Hunting Programs Really at Risk?A U.S. Department of Education document led to confusion among school administrators about funding for archery and hunting programs.Federal A Senate Committee Takes Up School Book Wars, Complete With Sharp Partisan DivisionsThe Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "book bans" included one Republican senator reading sexually explicit passages.Federal WATCH: 5 Key Takeaways on Education From the 1st GOP Presidential DebateAmong the highlights: take on the teachers' unions, scrap the Education Department, and boost reading.Federal Broad Calls to Ax Education Department and Take On Teachers' Unions at 1st GOP DebateRepublican presidential candidates also used the first primary election debate to call for expanded school choice.Federal Ron DeSantis' Campaign Is Struggling. What Does That Say About His Education Platform?The Florida governor's education agenda may not be as appealing to national voters.Federal What the Research Says Biden Has Tapped an Education Researcher for Economic Adviser. Here Are 6 of His FindingsKirabo Jackson is known for his work on teacher effectiveness and social-emotional learning, among other topics.Federal Voters Don't Think ESSER Funds Have Improved Their Schools, Poll FindsIn response to a poll from Democrats for Education Reform, voters said schools have stayed the same or become worse following the pandemic.Federal Secretary Cardona Says Affirmative Action Decision Will Challenge All Education LeadersThe U.S. Department of Education held a summit to discuss the Supreme Court decision and said that more detailed guidance was coming soon.Federal Conservatives Renew Call to End U.S. Education Department at Moms for Liberty SummitA panel of state schools chiefs criticized the federal agency at the summit in Philadelphia for policies that "indoctrinate" students.