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- States Some States Want to Lock in Universal Free School Meals as Federal Waivers EndThe pandemic-era waivers let students regardless of income get free school meals and drew wide use nationally.States Opinion Searching for Common Ground: The Parental-Rights Bill, aka the 'Don’t Say Gay’ BillRick and USC dean Pedro Noguera discuss Florida's law curbing gender and sexuality talk and its impact on students, teachers, and parents.States Texas Governor Sparks Backlash With Talk of Rolling Back Free School for Immigrant KidsCritics assailed Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's idea as “hare-brained” and “cruel.”States How Laws on Race, Sexuality Could Clash With Culturally Responsive TeachingCritical race theory and culturally responsive teaching are not the same thing. But bans of one could impact the other.States Beyond 'Don't Say Gay': Other States Seek to Limit LGBTQ Youth, TeachingLegislators want to ban lessons on LGBTQ communities and require teachers to tell parents when students want their pronouns changed.States States Are Dropping School Mask Requirements. Here's the Latest and What's AheadBy the end of this week, only five states and the District of Columbia will still mandate universal masking in schools.States N.C. Adjusts Student Information System to Protect Transgender StudentsThe change is drawing complaints from some conservative groups.States What's Up With Mask Requirements in Schools? 6 Things to KnowThere's been a flurry of recent activity around masks in schools. Here's what you need to know.States Bill Could Require Posting a Year's Worth of Lesson Plans. Teachers Aren't HappyTeachers share their frustration over an Indiana bill that would require educators to post a year's worth of lessons.States Four States to End School Mask Rules. Will Others Follow?Educators await decisions from their governors about whether to continue universal mask requirements in schools.States Here's the Long List of Topics Republicans Want Banned From the ClassroomThere are now 61 censorship bills proposed in 24 states. One legislator wants teachers to pay $10,000 for teaching "critical race theory."States Pivoting to Remote Learning: Why It Is Harder in Some States Than OthersIn calling the shots on the switch back to remote instruction, states have very different rules, an Education Week analysis finds.States Opinion 5 Takeaways for Education From Virginia's Governor RaceIn an election where K-12 schooling was widely seen as the central issue, Glenn Youngkin’s victory has important implications for schools.States Anxiety Over Schools Fired Up Voters This Year. What About 2022?Election results from Virginia, New Jersey, and elsewhere suggest educators and schools will be firmly in the spotlight next year.States How One Governor's Race Has Channeled National and Local Anger Over SchoolsVirginia's gubernatorial candidates are fighting over everything from parents' roles to banning books. Is this a preview of 2022 elections?