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5 things we learned from Miguel Cardona’s confirmation hearing

Photo of Miguel Cardona, Feb. 2, 2021, by Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP By Amanda Menas  Dr. Miguel Cardona, President Biden’s nominee for Education Secretary, spoke with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions during a hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Educators across the country were excited to hear from

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Tell Congress to pass a robust COVID-19 package

The sea change in the outlook for robust COVID-19 relief is proof elections really do have consequences. NEA and the Biden administration are on the same page: additional, significant relief is needed—and it is needed fast. If building bipartisan support proves impossible, Democrats have signaled they will use reconciliation, a process limited to circumstances involving

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House expected to vote soon on democracy reforms

Educators rally to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act

The For the People Act (H.R. 1), the most comprehensive democracy reform bill in decades, is expected to come to the House floor soon. The measure rests on three pillars: reaffirming and expanding voting rights, strengthening oversight to end big money in politics, and ensuring an ethical government. To achieve these goals, H.R. 1 would