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- States Opinion The Right and Wrong Way to Address Concerns About Critical Race TheoryLegislators should consciously echo provisions of the Civil Rights Act brushed aside in the excesses of anti-racist education—not ban ideas.States Florida State Board of Education Bans the Use of Critical Race Theory in SchoolsLessons that deal with critical race theory and the “1619 Project” are not welcome in Florida’s public schools following a state board vote.States Let School Officials Seek Gun Limits for Potentially Violent Students, Feds SuggestA model state "red flag" bill would let school officials ask courts to halt students' access to guns if they are deemed a risk.States From Our Research Center State Grades on School Finance: 2021 Map and RankingsExamine the grades and scores that states and the nation earned on school finance, along with how they scored on a host of indicators.States States Missed Opportunity to Provide Key Data About Schools During Pandemic, Report SaysAn analysis of states' school report cards finds many failed to report key indicators, like absenteeism and school spending.States Four States Have Placed Legal Limits on How Teachers Can Discuss Race. More May FollowIt's the latest effort by Republican lawmakers in several states to rein in the approach to issues they consider divisive or inappropriate.States Opinion How We Can Identify What Students Need to Catch Up on LearningA strong recovery that prioritizes student learning demands transparency, data collection, and collaboration, writes Thomas J. Kane.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.