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Biden shows commitment to educators with new group

By Amanda Menas When Marisol Garcia nominated Joe Biden on behalf of Arizona during the DNC’s virtual Roll Call, she shared that as an NEA union organizer, she will fight to make sure we listen to scientists on when to reopen schools during the pandemic and to educators on how to reopen. She spoke as

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Biden, Trump offer two distinct paths; for public education, there’s one clear choice

Biden vs. Trump

By Amanda Menas From the first day of the Republican National Convention, there were stark differences from the previous week’s speeches and messages directed at educators, parents, and students at the Democratic National Convention. Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris have focused on listening to educators and supporting public schools. President Trump hounded

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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