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- States 8 States Debate Bills to Restrict How Teachers Discuss Racism, SexismProposed bills in several states aim to ban "divisive concepts."States How to Talk About Next School Year Presents a Big Test for Education LeadersState K-12 officials must clearly communicate plans for safety, academics, and mental health, while mixing urgency with nuance.States Two More States Pass Restrictions on Transgender Students. Will Others Follow?States have considered dozens of bills on the rights of transgender students. They cover everything from sports to pronouns used in schools.States Vaccine Access Speeds Up for Teachers After Biden's DeclarationThe vaccine landscape for teachers shifted dramatically after President Joe Biden directed states to prioritize the K-12 workforce.States Opinion How Jeb Bush’s ExcelinEd Is Tackling the Next 5 YearsRick Hess talks with ExcelinEd CEO Patricia Levesque about the organization's goals to improve education after the pandemic and beyond.States Governors, State Lawmakers: Schools Should Reopen for In-Person LearningAfter months of leaving the decision up to districts, state leaders are taking a more direct role in getting students back in classrooms.States From Our Research Center State and National Highlights Reports (Quality Counts 2021)The Quality Counts 2021 State Highlights Reports capture the key data you need to assess your state’s performance.States From Our Research Center State Grades on Chance for Success: 2021 Map and RankingsExamine the grades and scores for states and the nation on the socioeconomic and other indicators in the Chance-for-Success Index.States Interactive Where Teachers Are Eligible for the COVID-19 VaccineEducation Week tracked plans for vaccinating K-12 educators across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.States States Renew Efforts to Track Student Attendance as Pandemic Stretches OnWith thousands of students still chronically absent from school, most states have begun to reinstate daily attendance policies.States Explainer School Employees May Get Early COVID-19 Vaccinations. Here's How States Will Decide WhenState and federal leaders face a host of questions in allocating the scarce vaccine even among "essential workers," like those in education.States Teachers' Union Leader Nominated to Be Puerto Rico's Education SecretaryThe American Federation of Teachers describes Elba Aponte Santos as "a fierce defender of public education" in Puerto Rico.States States Can Wield Huge Influence Over Principal Quality. Are They Using It?A new report identifies policy levers states already have at their disposal to better prepare principals for their jobs.States Seven Governors Stress In-Person Learning as Nation Confronts Rising Virus RatesNortheastern governors called in-person instruction "the best possible scenario for children" if it occurs with "appropriate protections."States DATA: State Dashboards on COVID-19 in Schools and Instructional ModelsFind publicly reported state data on COVID-19 cases in schools and information on the types of instructional models in use.