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- Federal Citing Educator and Parent Anxieties, Senators Press Biden Officials on Omicron ResponseLawmakers expressed concern about schools' lack of access to masks and coronavirus tests, as well as disruptions to in-person learning.Federal Miguel Cardona Should Help Schools Push Parents to Store Guns Safely, Lawmakers SayMore than 100 members of Congress say a recent shooting at a Michigan high school underscores the need for Education Department action.Federal In Reversal, Feds Seek to Revive DeVos-Era Questions About Sexual Misconduct by EducatorsThe Education Department's decision follows backlash from former education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other conservatives.Federal Biden Administration Lays Out Its Top Priorities for Education GrantsThe pandemic's impact and a diverse, well-prepared educator workforce are among areas the administration wants to fund at its discretion.Federal Top Federal Adviser on Puerto Rico's Schools Declares: 'We Have to Build Trust'Chris Soto heads an Education Department team providing technical assistance and support for the U.S. territory's public schools.Federal Schools Could Count Nonbinary Students Under Biden ProposalThe Civil Rights Data Collection for this school year could also revive questions about inexperienced teachers and preschool discipline.Federal 'Parents' Bill of Rights' Underscores Furor Over Curriculum and Transparency in SchoolsU.S. Sen. Josh Hawley's bill highlights how education issues like critical race theory will likely stay in the national political spotlight.Federal Opinion It’s Not Just the NSBA That’s Out of Touch. There’s a Bigger ProblemThose who influence educational policy or practice would do well to care about what parents and the public actually want.Federal Dept. of Ed., Florida Continue to Battle Over Ban on School Mask MandatesFederal officials say they’ll intervene if the Florida Dept. of Ed. goes ahead with sanctions on districts with mask mandates.Federal National School Board Group's Apology for 'Domestic Terrorism' Letter May Not Quell UproarThe National School Boards Association voices "regret" for how it sought federal aid to address threats and harassment of school officials.Federal 'A Snitch Line on Parents.' GOP Reps Grill AG Over Response to Threats on School OfficialsAttorney General Merrick Garland said his effort is meant to address violent threats against school boards, not to stifle parents' dissent.Federal School Boards, 'Domestic Terrorism,' and Free Speech: Inside the DebateFrom critical race theory to COVID policy, the heat on schools has raised issues involving free speech and the safety of public officials.Federal Senate Confirms Catherine Lhamon to Civil Rights Post; Kamala Harris Casts Decisive VoteJoe Biden's controversial pick to lead the Education Department's office for civil rights held that job in the Obama administration.Federal White House Outlines COVID-19 Vaccination Plans for Kids 5-11The Biden administration will rely on schools, pharmacies, and pediatricians to help deliver the COVID-19 shots to younger children.