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Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary, Stares Down a Long To-Do List | Education News

If Miguel Cardona, the top education chief in Connecticut and president-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for education secretary, is confirmed, his agenda will stretch from early education to K-12 to higher education and adult learning, and include the major lift of reopening schools for in-person learning as the coronavirus pandemic rages on – a gauntlet Biden set for his first 100 days.

“He is a secretary of education for this moment,” Biden said in introducing him to the country last week.

In accepting the nomination, Cardona also accepts a breathtaking to-do list, including the behemoth task of getting the country’s public

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Teachers could be added to priority list, education secretary suggests

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Gavin Williamson has suggested the government is “looking” at prioritising teachers and support staff in the rollout of the newly-approved Covid-19 vaccine in order to minimise widespread disruption in schools.

The education secretary’s comments came after the Joint Community on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) published details of which individuals should be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech jab as a priority.

In the first phase of the mammoth task of rolling out the vaccine, the body listed nine priority groups, with residents in care home and carers at the top of the list, followed by all those over 80-years-old

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Eleanor Roosevelt and Sonia Sotomayor on DC list of influential women

It’s no surprise that some of the most powerful women in the nation are found in Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is the epicenter of not only lawmaking but history itself.

The bar is high. But each of the 10 women chosen by USA TODAY for Women of the Century made history of her own.

In August, America marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when women gained the legal right to vote. In commemoration, the USA TODAY Network is naming 10 American women from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia who have made significant

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