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DeVos blocks aid to deserving college students, including DACA recipients

By Mary Ellen Flannery While the federal CARES Act has set aside more than $6 billion for emergency financial grants to college students to help them pay for food, rent, childcare, and other expenses during the coronavirus pandemic, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos specifically excluded some immigrant students who desperately need the help. DeVos blocked DACA

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Who is Dr. Jill Biden? 7 things you need to know

By Amanda Menas / Photo credit: Hannah Leone / Chicago Tribune Educators across the country deserve strong partners in the White House–something sorely lacking at the present time with Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump. No one is better prepared to fill that role than presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, a veteran

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As states adjust elections, educators continue advocacy for public schools

By Amanda Menas Despite the coronavirus pandemic, voters must still be able to cast their primary and general election ballots for local, state, and presidential elections. However, with insufficient federal funding and guidance, some state legislators are using the crisis to push their political agenda and disenfranchise voters. In Wisconsin, the GOP-led legislature denied Gov.