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- 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 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.Federal Opinion Education Outlets Owe Readers More Than the Narratives They Want to HearIt's vital that serious news organizations challenge runaway narratives and help readers avoid going down ideological rabbit holes.Federal As GOP Leaves K-12 Out of Its Infrastructure Plan, Advocates Look For AlternativesThe GOP is proposing $1 trillion in federal dollars for the nation's infrastructure, but school buildings aren't part of their proposal.Federal Biden Pick for Education Civil Rights Office Has History With Racial Equity, LGBTQ IssuesBiden selected Catherine Lhamon to lead the Education Department's civil rights work, a role she also held in the Obama administration.Federal Lawmakers Press CDC About Teachers' Union Influence on School Reopening GuidanceRepublican senators asked CDC Director Rochelle Walensky about reports a teachers' union had input on guidance for schools on COVID-19.Federal Biden Taps Ex-Obama Aide Roberto Rodriguez for Key Education Department JobRodriguez served as a top education staffer to President Barack Obama and currently leads a teacher-advocacy organization.Federal Biden Pitches Plan to Expand Universal Pre-K, Free School Meal Programs, Teacher TrainingThe president's $1.8 trillion American Families Plan faces strong headwinds as Congress considers other costly administration proposals.Federal Education Department Kicks Off Summer Learning CollaborativeThe Summer Learning and Enrichment Collaborative will boost programs for students acutely affected by COVID-19 in 46 states.Federal As 100-Day Mark Approaches, Has Biden Met His School Reopening Goal? And What Comes Next?President Joe Biden faces a self-imposed deadline of having most K-8 schools open for in-person learning by his hundredth day in office.Federal How the Pandemic Is Affecting Schools' Mandated Collection of Key Civil Rights DataCOVID-19 has complicated the work of gathering a vast store of civil rights data about schools that is required by the Education Department.Federal To Get Remaining COVID-19 Aid, Schools and States Must Detail In-Person Learning PlansAmong other things, states and schools must detail the extent to which they will meet CDC recommendations on universal mask-wearing in schools.Federal Miguel Cardona: Schools Must Work to Win Trust of Families of Color as They ReopenAs Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced new school reopening resources, he encouraged a focus on equity and student engagement.Federal CDC: Nearly 80 Percent of K-12, Child-Care Workers Have Had at Least One COVID-19 ShotAbout four out of five teachers, school staffers, and child-care workers had first COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of March, CDC says.Federal Ed. Dept. to Review Title IX Rules on Sexual Assault, Gender Equity, LGBTQ RightsThe review could reopen a Trump-era debate on sexual assault in schools, and it could spark legal discord over transgender student rights.