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- Federal What the Federal 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Actually SaysThe bill would restrict federal funds for lessons on LGBTQ identities. The outcome of this week's election could revive its prospects.Federal Fed's Education Research Board Is Back. Here's Why That MattersDefunct for years, the National Board for Education Sciences has new members and new priorities.Federal Opinion NAEP Needs to Be Kept at Arm’s Length From PoliticsIt’s in all our interests to ensure NAEP releases are buffered from political considerations and walled off from political appointees.Federal Feds Emphasize Legal Protections for Pregnant or Recently Pregnant Students, EmployeesThe U.S. Department of Education has released a new resource summary related to pregnancy discrimination in schools.Federal Conservatives Hammer on Hot-Button K-12 Education Issues at Federalist Society EventThe influential legal group discussed critical race theory, gender identity, and Title IX.Federal Cardona Back-to-School Tour to Focus on Teacher Pipeline, Academic RecoveryU.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will spend a week traveling to six states to highlight a range of K-12 priorities.Federal Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness: How Much Will It Help Teachers?Advocates say Black educators—who tend to carry heavier debt loads—won't benefit as much.Federal Q&A U.S. Education Secretary Cardona: How to Fix Teacher Shortages, Create Safe SchoolsIn an exclusive interview with Education Week, the secretary looks ahead to the challenges of this school year.Federal Voters Want Republicans and Democrats to Talk About Learning Recovery, Not Culture WarsA recent Democrats for Education Reform poll shows a disconnect between political candidates and voters on education issues.Federal Use Your 'Teacher Voice,' Jill Biden Urges in a Push for Political ActivismVoting in the midterms is a critical step educators can take to bolster democracy, the first lady and other labor leaders told teachers.Federal Federal Initiative Leverages COVID Aid to Expand After-School, Summer LearningThe Education Department's Engage Every Student effort includes partnerships with civic organizations and professional groups.Federal Restraint and Seclusion, and Disability Rights: Ed. Department Has Work to Do, Audit FindsThe Government Accountability Office releases a checklist of how the U.S. Department of Education is performing on a list of priorities.Federal Biden Administration Boosts Grants for Community Schools, Sharpens Funding PrioritiesThe Education Department will award $68 million through its Full-Service Community Schools program.Federal Biden's Tutoring Initiative: What Will It Mean for Learning Recovery?The effort aims to help students by providing a pipeline of support in the recruitment of volunteers and use of COVID aid money.Federal The Senate Gun Bill: What It Would Mean for School Safety, Mental Health EffortsDetails of a bipartisan Senate agreement on guns outline additional funding to support student mental health programs.