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- States As Legal Gambling Surges, Some States Want to Teach Teens About the RisksThe effort is in its infancy, and the details of what would be taught are still to be determined.States Every State Now Lets Schools Measure Students' Success Based on Mastery, Not Seat TimeWyoming became the final state to adopt competency-based education policies when it approved a new pilot program in April.States More States Consider Partisan School Board Races as Education Debates IntensifyMost states don't allow party labels in school board races. With education debates cleaving down party lines, there's a push to change that.States Opinion A Bipartisan Agenda for Schools Is Absolutely PossibleA set of opportunity-to-learn principles can guide policymakers, write a current Iowa state senator and a former Arkansas state senator.States Opinion Nine Guiding Principles to Advance Public EducationThe Opportunity to Learn principles offer a road map for education stakeholders to reenvision public education through shared values and approaches.States Opinion A New Road Map for Education’s FutureStates need to promote and track access to opportunities that have support across the aisle, according to a diverse group of policymakers.States Florida Just Expanded the 'Don't Say Gay' Law. Here's What You Need to KnowThe Florida board of education voted to extend the state's ban on instruction about gender identity and sexual orientation to all grades.States Florida Is Looking to Expand 'Don't Say Gay' Law. What Does This Mean for Educators?Florida is proposing a ban on gender identity and sexual orientation education in K-12, and punishing educators harshly for violations.States Here's How 4 States Spent Their ESSER MoneyThe Council of Chief State School Officers highlighted how state education agencies have used federal pandemic aid.States What the Education Secretary Said School Leaders Should Prioritize Right NowMiguel Cardona, in a pair of speeches, urged K-12 leaders to lean into efforts to support student mental health and academic achievement.States Should Superintendent Salaries Be Capped? Some States Are Considering ItSuperintendent pay is under constant scrutiny, and proposals come up occasionally to cap it. But they rarely gain traction.States Which States Are Considering 'Don't Say Gay' Bills and Where They StandOver the past three years, legislative attacks on education about gender identity and sexual orientation have picked up momentum.States Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Continues to Spur More Extreme Versions NationwideForty two bills have been introduced in 22 states based on the controversial measure, with many mandating more excessive censorship.States Plans to Require Student COVID-19 Vaccinations Flopped. Here's WhyPolicies mandating COVID-19 vaccines for school attendance have largely failed to materialize three years into the pandemic.States This State Set Up a Program to Reduce Chronic Absences. It WorkedA program in Connecticut sent school employees to families' homes to address absenteeism's root causes.