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- States 'A Very McCarthyism Feel': Idaho Teachers Say Indoctrination Task Force Stokes FearTeachers say they don't know what they are allowed to discuss, and they're scared of the repercussions — for themselves and their students.States Who's Really Driving Critical Race Theory Legislation? An InvestigationEducation Week reporting documents a complex web of individuals and conservative organizations supporting this far-reaching legislation.States Download Full Text of the Texas Law Restricting Classroom Talk on Racism (HB 3979)The Texas law restricts how teachers talk about controversial issues and limits the ways slavery and racism are taught.States How Will Bans on 'Divisive' Classroom Topics Be Enforced? Here's What 10 States Plan to DoStates will use lawsuits, penalties against districts, and disciplinary action against teachers to enforce "critical race theory" laws.States Allow Critical Race Theory—and Opposing Views—in Kentucky Schools, Ed. Chief SaysKentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass urged lawmakers to consider an alternative to banning critical race theory.States Four Things Schools Won't Be Able to Do Under 'Critical Race Theory' LawsAnti-racism training, discussions about sex, misogyny and LGBTQ issues, and consulting with outside advocacy organizations are all at risk.States 'I'm Terrified.' Idaho Students Fear Repercussions of Indoctrination Task ForceA group of students are speaking up about the task force assembled by Idaho's lieutenant governor to look into "indoctrination" in schools.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.