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- States What's on the K-12 Agenda for States This Year? 4 TakeawaysReading instruction, private school choice, and teacher pay are among the issues leading governors' K-12 education agendas.States Q&A How Districts Can Navigate Tricky Questions Raised by Parents' Rights LawsWhere does a parent's authority stop and a school's authority begin? A constitutional law scholar weighs in.States What 2024 Will Bring for K-12 Policy: 5 Issues to WatchSchool choice, teacher pay, and AI will likely dominate education policy debates.States How a Parents' Rights Law Halted a Child Abuse Prevention ProgramState laws that have passed as part of the parents' rights movement have caused confusion and uncertainty over what schools can teach.States More States Are Creating a 'Portrait of a Graduate.' Here's WhyA portrait of a graduate is a guiding document outlining a vision of what it means to be a successful student.States DeSantis vs. Newsom: How K-12 Schools Fared in the 'Red vs. Blue State Debate'The Florida and California governors sparred over book bans, school closures, and parental rights during their Fox News debate.States Liberals Win Hotly Contested School Board Races in Backlash to Conservative ControlA Democrat who championed teacher pay raises was also reelected Kentucky's governor and Democrats won legislative majorities in Virginia.States Why Governors Are Exerting More Control Over SchoolsOhio has become the latest state to award the governor more control over schools. But the change has run into legal challenges.States Opinion Michigan’s Gov. Whitmer Has a Message for Teachers: Move to a State That Has Your BackThere are two competing visions for public education playing out across the country, writes Gretchen Whitmer. Here’s a vision for supporting teachers.States State Laws Restricting Curriculum, Pronoun Use Cause Confusion and Chaos in SchoolsEducators say state laws that limit teaching about race, gender identity, and sexuality are vague, with little help from state departments.States Is Cursive Making a Comeback in California? Bill Could Revitalize Traditional Writing SkillsCalifornia elementary and middle school students could soon see a renewed commitment to teaching cursive writing.States Florida's Edicts on Schools Keep Changing, and Local Districts Are ConfusedDistrict leaders say frustration is mounting as they try to enforce new education laws regarding gender issues, sex, library books, and race.States What's With All the Education News Out of Florida? A Recap of Education Policy DecisionsSince 2022, the Florida department of education has generated a flurry of headlines around controversial policy decisions.States Massachusetts Joins Short List of States Providing Free School Meals to AllStates are stepping in where federal COVID-relief aid dropped off.States What California Gov. Newsom's Fight With a School District Says About Local ControlNewsom threatened to fine the Temecula Valley school board after it rejected a curriculum that mentioned gay rights leader Harvey Milk.