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Joe Biden’s 3 big ideas to close the digital divide

By Amanda Menas COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on a specific aspect of the digital divide known as the homework gap—the inability to do schoolwork at home due to lack of high-speed internet access. Nationwide, 15-16 million students are affected—roughly 1 in 3. A disproportionate share of those students are African-American or Hispanic, come from

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DNC highlights NEA members, prioritizes public education

By Amanda Menas Since the beginning of his presidential campaign, Joe Biden has made public education a top priority. This continued during the Democratic National Convention this week, where Biden appeared with wife Dr. Jill Biden by his side, an educator and long-time NEA member herself. Throughout the virtual convention, NEA members from Arizona and

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6 reasons educators are excited about Kamala Harris

By Amanda Menas / photo: ImageSPACE/MediaPunch/IPx On August 11, Joe Biden announced Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) to be his Vice Presidential running mate. Biden promised to nominate a woman vice president during the final Democratic presidential debate in March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic came into full view across the country. Biden’s historic selection of