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- 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.States As States Dole Out Billions for Opioid Relief, Educators Rarely Get a SayMost states haven't included a district representative or state education department employee on their council for doling out opioid funds.States Louisiana’s Public Schools Must Now Display ‘In God We Trust’ in ClassroomsMandates like Louisiana's are relatively common, and they are also controversial.States The Steps Some States Are Taking to Redefine Student Success"We can’t go back to the way it’s always been done," says the head of the group that represents state education chiefs.States Ky. Education Commissioner Says ‘Dangerous’ Anti-LGBTQ Law Led to His ResignationKentucky’s top education leader said he didn’t want to enforce the new Senate Bill 150 that critics have called an anti-LGBTQ measure.States Opinion Advice for State School Chiefs: Focus on All Kids at All TimesThrough the pandemic and culture clashes, a state superintendent tried to keep her eye on her main mission—student success.States An Inside Look at 1 State's Journey to Transform Its School SystemProgress has been slow and uneven, but virtually all states have made some move to adopt competency-based learning.