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- Federal The Senate Gun Bill: What It Would Mean for School Safety, Mental Health EffortsDetails of a bipartisan Senate agreement on guns outline additional funding to support student mental health programs.Federal What Educators Need to Know About Senators' Bipartisan Deal on Guns, School SafetyIn addition to gun restrictions, a tentative compromise would also fund mental health and school safety programs—but it faces hurdles.Federal Senate Negotiators Announce a Deal on Guns, Breaking LogjamThe agreement offers modest gun curbs and bolstered efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs.Federal Education Secretary: 'Let's Transform Our Appreciation of Teachers to Action'Miguel Cardona shared strategies to help recruit, develop, and retain effective teachers.Federal Lawmakers, Education Secretary Clash Over Charter School RulesMiguel Cardona says the administration wants to ensure charters show wide community interest before securing federal funding.Federal Opinion What If We Treated Public Education Like the Crisis It Is?A former governor warns that without an overhaul, education's failures will cost the nation dearly.Federal What the Research Says Education Research Has Changed Under COVID. Here's How the Feds Can Catch UpAdam Gamoran, chairman of a National Academies panel on the future of education research, talks about the shift that's needed.Federal 7 Takeaways for Educators From Biden's State of the UnionWhat did President Joe Biden say about education in his first State of the Union address to Congress? Here's a point-by-point summary.Federal Biden Sounds Alarm on Youth Mental Health, Urges Americans to Aid Schools' COVID RecoveryThe president's State of the Union speech called on Americans to volunteer in schools and proposed new funding for mental health efforts.Federal What the CDC's Relaxed Mask Recommendations Mean for SchoolsFederal officials adopted new metrics that will give districts the green light to end mask mandates in a broad swath of the country.Federal CDC Plans Update to Indoor Mask Guidance. How Could That Apply to Schools?The CDC will soon update its general masking guidance, but has yet to say how any changes will affect recommendations for schools.Federal Opinion What Stephen Breyer’s Resignation Means for EducationU.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is stepping down. Here’s what that means for education.Federal Miguel Cardona Tells Teachers 'I Know You're Tired' in Speech Outlining Major K-12 GoalsThe education secretary outlined his vision for education and specific goals for schools, but COVID has complicated his work.Federal Miguel Cardona Came in as a Teacher Champion. Has COVID Muted His Message?The education secretary is taking heat from some who say his advocacy is overshadowed by Biden's push to keep schools open.Federal Citing Educator and Parent Anxieties, Senators Press Biden Officials on Omicron ResponseLawmakers expressed concern about schools' lack of access to masks and coronavirus tests, as well as disruptions to in-person learning.