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- Federal Biden Admin. Says New K-12 Agenda Tackles Absenteeism, Tutoring, Extended LearningThe White House unveiled a set of K-12 priorities at the start of an election year.Federal Lawmakers Want to Reauthorize a Major Education Research Law. What Stands in the Way?Lawmakers have tried and failed to reauthorize the Education Sciences Reform Act over the past nearly two decades.Federal Will the Government Actually Shut Down This Time? What Educators Should KnowThe federal government is once again on the verge of shutting down. Here's why educators should care, but shouldn't necessarily worry.Federal Biden Admin. Warns Schools to Protect Students From Antisemitism, IslamophobiaThe U.S. Department of Education released a "Dear Colleague" letter reminding schools of their obligation to address discrimination.Federal What Educators Should Know About Mike Johnson, New Speaker of the HouseJohnson has supported restructuring federal education funding, as well as socially conservative policies that have become GOP priorities.Federal America's Children Don't Have a Federal Right to Education. Will That Ever Change?An education scholar is launching a new research and advocacy institute to make the case for a federal right to education.Federal Q&A Miguel Cardona: There's No 'Magic Strategy' to Help Students Get Back on TrackEducation Secretary Miguel Cardona said he's focused on supporting schools on work they're already doing to help students achieve.Federal The Biden Administration Still Hasn't Defined Its K-12 Agenda. Why?With achievement in math and reading hitting its lowest point in decades, some want to see more urgency from the Biden administration.Federal Why GOP Politicians Are Talking About K-12 Chinese Language and Culture ClassesA program that brings Chinese language and culture classes into K-12 schools was the focus of a recent congressional hearing.Federal FEMA's Emergency Alert Test May Disrupt Classes. Here's How Schools Should PrepareFEMA will test its national emergency alert system Wednesday, involving an alert sent out to all cell phones at the same time.Federal Opinion Republicans Keep Talking About Abolishing the Education Department. Why?GOP presidential candidates have pledged to ax the federal agency. But it's unlikely they'll be able to keep those promises.Federal Dianne Feinstein's Fight to Stop Gun Violence in Schools Central to Her LegacyThe California Senator will be remembered for her strong support of gun restrictions to stop school shootings.Federal Biden Credits School Shooting Survivors as He Creates Gun Violence Prevention OfficePresident Biden announced the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, fulfilling a long-time goal of school shooting survivors.Federal A Flood of Public Feedback Has Delayed a Title IX Change Covering Trans Athletes—AgainThe Biden administration has not taken the final step to adopt long-awaited Title IX changes that would explicitly protect LGBTQ+ students.Federal Is Funding for School Archery and Hunting Programs Really at Risk?A U.S. Department of Education document led to confusion among school administrators about funding for archery and hunting programs.