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- States This State Set Up a Program to Reduce Chronic Absences. It WorkedA program in Connecticut sent school employees to families' homes to address absenteeism's root causes.States The Republican Fight Against 'Critical Race Theory' Continues As Arkansas Enacts New BanArkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order this week banning “indoctrination and critical race theory” in schools.States State Ed. Systems Aren't Equipped to Address Schools' Big ChallengesA new report outlines a dire situation for state education agencies.States Colorado Voters Say Yes to Universal Free School Meals. Will Other States Follow?Universal free school meal policies may be gaining momentum among states now that federal funding has lapsed.States Educators Weigh K-12 Impact From an Unpredictable ElectionMany of the most contentious issues in the 2022 midterms resonate most at the local level.States K-12 and the Midterms: What to Watch ForEducators sound off on what the hard-fought midterm elections could mean for K-12 policy.States K-12 Insider or Conservative Advocate? Stark Choice in One State Superintendent's RaceA think tank CEO and a high school English teacher battle it out for South Carolina's top K-12 job.States School-Related Ballot Measures to Watch This Midterm ElectionVoters in six states will decide on issues ranging from more funding for free school meals and the arts to reining in the state board.States Opinion Some Politicians Count on Teachers Staying Silent. We Can't Afford ToCensorship laws send teachers the message, “We don’t trust you.” We need to speak up in defense of our profession.States Divisions on Race, Gender Intensify a Fight for State SuperintendentThe Arizona election for state superintendent illustrates the polarization engulfing K-12 policy nationwide.States Election Guide 2022: Results on the Issues and Races Affecting K-12Education was at the heart of some of the most contentious issues on voters' minds as they weigh candidates from governor to local school board.States Will California’s $4.1-Billion Bet on Community Schools Transform K-12 Education?Community schools could vastly improve educational outcomes, but this high-cost experiment is no quick fix, experts say.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.”