Stories tagged: "public education"


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After the DeVos and Trump Years, Having Jill Biden as First Lady Is a Huge Deal for Teachers Everywhere

“Having Dr. Biden in the White House could mean the world to public education in this country, including community colleges."

Schools across the country are bracing for steep budget cuts as the coronavirus pandemic continues (AP Photo/Jeff Amy).
Massive School Budget Cuts Poised to Disproportionately Affect Students of Color, the Disabled, and Low-Income Students

As schools across the United States struggle to reopen, they are facing huge budget shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic. And the impact isn't going to be felt evenly.

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Arizona Teacher Union VP Says Biden Will Fix DeVos’ Education Mess

Trump has received pushback for choosing business-minded DeVos to run education, while Biden has promised to build a “teacher-oriented” department.

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Nogales Schools Plan to Remain Online as County Fails Reopen Guidelines

Nogales' Superintendent says their decision as to when in-person learning will begin will rely on COVID-19 infections data.

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Schools That Reopened Last Week Are Already Shutting Down Over COVID-19

School districts are facing coronavirus outbreaks as they begin to reopen without the federal funding necessary to do so safely.

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What Latinos Need To Know About Biden’s and Sanders’ Education Plans

With nearly 30% of the K-12 student population projected to be Hispanic by 2027, education needs to be a priority for Latino voters.