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Parents and educators say schools must reopen safely

The Trump administration is pushing to reopen school buildings and college campuses even if it means violating the administration’s own safety guidelines. The president tweeted that Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for reopening safely are “very impractical things.” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she is thinking “very seriously” about withholding federal funds

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This North Carolina educator asked Joe Biden about racial justice in education. Here’s what she said.

By Amanda Menas North Carolina educator Turquoise LeJeune Parker knows how amazing her students are. In fact, she calls her students Mrs. Parker’s Professors. However, supporting her professors requires leadership in and out of the classroom. “I want us to be celebrating Black joy, celebrating Black intelligence, not normalizing it,” said Parker, a K-5 media

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New COVID-19 Senate bill provides relief for students and educators

As Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ignored the resurgence of COVID-19 and shut down the Senate for two weeks, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act to help reopen schools and campuses safely and save educators’ jobs. The bill would provide $175 billion for K-12 schools, $132 billion for

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House votes to provide $130 billion for school modernization

By a vote of 233-188, the House passed the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), which now includes the Reopen and Rebuild America’s Schools Act that provides significant support for modernizing public schools. Specifically, the bill would create a $100 billion grant program that targets high-poverty schools and a $30 billion tax-credit bond program for repairing,