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Disability Rights Groups Send Letter Opposing Biden’s Potential Education Secretary Pick

The potential nomination of Lily Eskelsen García for the top job at the U.S. Education Department is receiving pushback from disability rights groups.

A coalition of organizations that represent students with disabilities, their families and educators penned a letter to President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on Thursday expressing “serious concern” about Eskelsen García.

The group wrote that during her time as president of the National Education Association (NEA), Eskelsen García “oversaw the development of many positions that stood in direct opposition to those taken by parents and parent advocacy organizations in support of children with disabilities.”

Those positions, the letter

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40 National Latino Groups Endorse Lily Eskelsen Garcia for Education Secretary

A coalition of 40 national Latino groups has released a letter endorsing Lily Eskelsen Garcia, the former president of the National Education Association (NEA), to be nominated for secretary of education by President-elect Joe Biden.

In the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) letter obtained by Newsweek, the groups—which include the Hispanic Federation, UnidosUS, and Mi Familia Vota—among others, said her experience as a teacher and president of the largest union in the nation, as well as her history of promoting equity and civil rights, and her championing of immigrant students, make her the right pick for the cabinet position.

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Education Groups Urge CDC to Prioritize Teachers, School Staff for Coronavirus Vaccine | Education News

An alliance of labor organizations and trade groups representing teachers, principals and support staff is pressuring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prioritize access to a coronavirus vaccine for the country’s 5 million public school employees as the first approved immunizations hit the market in the U.S.

With the majority of the country’s schools closed for in-person learning or offering limited in-person instruction through a hybrid model – and as the number of districts forced to go all virtual climbs amid an uncontrollable surge in coronavirus infections – the heads of the powerful education groups are offering a

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7 of the Best Cheap Stocks for December

Stocks can be cheap for a number of reasons and not all cheap stocks always offer value. Therefore, investors need to do due diligence to find bargain stocks that could also bring solid returns. Today’s article introduces seven of the best cheap stocks that also offer value.
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Markets have had an incredible run-up since the lows hit in mid-March.

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Higher education groups ask Biden to reverse Trump orders on Title IX reform, critical race theory

Groups representing colleges and universities have urged President-elect Joe Biden to “move quickly” and undo many of President Trump’s orders that affect higher education policy, including Title IX reform and critical race theory.

In a letter from the American Council on Education, which was signed by 46 higher education groups, President Ted Mitchell wrote that the incoming Biden administration should remove the new Title IX mandate for a live hearing with cross-examination in cases of sexual assault on campus.

BIDEN EDUCATION SECRETARY FRONTRUNNERS HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF CHARTER SCHOOLS, BACK TEACHERS UNIONS

Mitchell said the requirement “could have a chilling

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