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‘We need to go 5 days as quickly as possible’

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Recently-confirmed U.S Education Secretary Miguel Cardona made his second visit to the Tri-State area this week.



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The former Connecticut public school teacher and education commissioner met with New York City Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter ahead of her announcement Thursday to increase the threshold for COVID-related school closures.

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Under new guidance, the city’s public schools will close for 10 days when there are four or more new COVID-19 cases within a week, rather than just two cases.

Cardona told anchor Lynda Lopez for the 880 Weekly

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Under the Biden administration, conservatives face a choice on education

For decades, conservatives have all but ignored education policy. At the national level, we say that it’s a state issue. At the state level, we say it’s a local issue. At the local level, we cede the terrain entirely to teachers unions. This was always a missed opportunity, but only recently has our operational ignorance become a threat to America’s future.

When the field of education policy was largely an intramural struggle between liberal teachers unions and liberal-minded education reformers, conservatives could afford to side with the latter on issues such as accountability while promoting school choice. But in recent

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Financial literacy needs to start early for students in the classroom

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(State of financial education: Many money problems Americans face could have been avoided if financial literacy was taught earlier in school. That knowledge helps create a foundation for students to build strong money habits early and avoid many mistakes that lead to a lifelong of money struggles. This story is part of a series looking at the current financial education landscape in this country.)

The lack of personal finance education in this country has proven to be devastating.

It has led to many people racking up credit card and student loan debt, living paycheck

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Alabama father pushing for legislators to include special education in bill incentivizing teachers

Alabama father pushing for legislators to include special education in bill incentivizing teachers



IN NEED BEING LEFT OUT OF THE BILL. YOU’VE GOT TO INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO. COME IN TO ALABAMA PUBLIC EDUCATION SENATOR ARTHUR ORR SAYS THERE ARE ABOUT 7,500 POSITIONS FOR MATH AND SCIENCE IN ALABAMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS. BUT ONLY ABOUT 4,300 ARE FILLED BY THOSE WITH PROPER CREDENTIALS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE GET QUALIFIED DEDICATED EDUCATORS THAT WANT TO DO THIS AND IF TO BE ABLE TO ATTRACT THEM AND THEN RETAIN THEM SENATORS RECENTLY

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Higher education’s racial reckoning reaches far beyond slavery

It now seems, however, that university leaders are a bit too eager to concede higher education’s ties to U.S. slavery, arguably the most explicit form of white supremacy. Pointing to a long-ago slave past has become almost reassuring because it allows schools to acknowledge their historical wrongdoings while celebrating how far they have come. But higher education’s racial reckoning goes far beyond slavery.

Our nation’s system of higher education expanded in the 19th century through the acquisition of lands belonging to Indigenous people, and many institutions continued to protect their wealth through the racial segregation of their neighborhoods. At the

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