Kalyn Belsha and Jessica Blake, Chalkbeat

New CDC guidance: No quarantines, less testing

Some states and districts have taken a similar approach for months. Still, some school leaders will likely breathe a sigh of relief at the change, as prior quarantine guidelines led to confusion and huge numbers of student and staff absences.

‘A loud message’: LGBTQ students protected from discrimination, proposed rules say

The proposed rules make it clear that the protections outlined in the 50-year-old federal civil rights law known as Title IX apply to LGBTQ students.

Miguel Cardona confirmed as education secretary

Senators voted 64 to 33 to approve Cardona, a former fourth-grade teacher and school principal. Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch both voted no.