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How Joe Biden will support retired educators

By Amanda Menas During the coronavirus pandemic, retired educators are hit twice as hard. The virus threatens to ruin both their health and finances. Nearly 2.5 million people dedicated to public service, including many educators, are subject to unfair Social Security penalties when they are already struggling to make ends meet. Joe Biden has promised

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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