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- Federal Ron DeSantis Is Running for President. What Will That Mean for K-12 Schools?DeSantis has solidified himself as a force on school policy. His campaign will likely influence the role education plays in the election.Federal Cardona Defends Biden's Education Budget and Proposals on Student Debt and Trans AthletesHouse Republicans accused Education Secretary Miguel Cardona of indoctrinating students and causing drops in test scores.Federal Book Bans and Divisive Concepts Laws Will Hold U.S. Students Back, Secretary Cardona SaysEducation Secretary Miguel Cardona participated in a summit this week that drew international education leaders to the nation's capital.Federal Opinion The Lies America Tells Itself About Black Education'A Nation at Risk' created a faux crisis to usher in the right's education agenda, argues Bettina L. Love.Federal AFT Head Weingarten Says Her Union Didn’t Conspire With CDC on School Reopening GuidanceSome Republicans allege the union exercised its influence to keep schools closed longer than necessary.Federal Opinion 'A Nation at Risk' Turns 40: Its Roots, Its LegacyForty years ago, "A Nation at Risk" was issued—arguably the most influential report on schooling in U.S. history.Federal What Educators Should Get Used to Hearing on the Campaign Trail in 2024More Republicans are announcing their intentions to run in the 2024 presidential election. They have a lot to say about schools.Federal Student Activists Push Congress for Action on Climate Change EducationStudent activists collaborated to write a pair of U.S. House resolutions on climate change.Federal How Schools Fare in Biden's Proposed BudgetPresident Joe Biden released his fiscal 2024 budget, which calls for more money for preschool, Title I, and special education.Federal The Push for a $60K Base Teacher Salary Gains Steam as Bernie Sanders Signs OnSanders' legislation complements a proposal in the House and comes as state lawmakers from both parties prioritize legislation to boost teacher pay.Federal Q&A Ending 'Government-Run Monopoly' on Schools Is Top Priority for Rep. Virginia FoxxThe Republican chair of the U.S. House's education committee plans to pass parents' rights and school choice bills.Federal Opinion Is This the Key to Unlocking Breakthrough Education Research?An innovative federal R&D program for education is getting underway. Rick Hess and Jal Mehta discuss their mixed feelings about it.Federal Educators' Mental Health Gets New Attention in Federal BillThe legislation aims to support the mental health of school staff as they report high levels of depression and work-related stress.Federal House Republicans Say Schools 'Stonewalled' Concerned ParentsPreviewing their agenda, GOP members prioritized 'parents' rights' in the first education committee hearing since taking control of the House.Federal Biden Calls for More Mental Health Care at Schools in State of the UnionBiden focused much of his annual speech on the mental health and well-being of children and youth.