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Biden’s $1.8T ‘Family Plan’ Spans Birth Through College

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In his first address to Congress Wednesday night, President Joe Biden highlighted his American Family Plan, saying that four additional years of public education — two in preschool and two in community college — are necessary to “compete with the rest of the world in the 21st century.”

“The research shows that when a young child goes to school — not day care — they are far more likely to graduate from high school and go on to college,” he said.

The president didn’t report whether he had met his goal of reopening the majority of K-8 schools

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Biden’s Plan: Raise Taxes On The Rich, Spend It On Education

President Joe Biden will propose spending $1.8 trillion over the next decade to make massive investments in the nation’s education system, and to expand and protect tax credits aimed at the middle class, administration officials said Tuesday night, adding that he would pay for the ambitious agenda with a number of tax hikes aimed at the wealthiest Americans.

Biden is expected to lay out his proposal, dubbed the American Families Plan, in a prime-time speech to Congress on Wednesday.

It faces an uncertain political path forward. While an earlier legislative package from the administration, which focused heavily on infrastructure projects,

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Annissa Essaibi George releases education and child care plan for Boston mayoral run

Mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi-George is rolling out a sprawling education and child care plan, as the former Boston Public Schools teacher says she’s the candidate with the “experience and knowledge and track record” to fix a wide range of issues.

The chair of the City Council’s Education Committee — who is also a BPS graduate and BPS parent — told the Herald Monday that closing the achievement gap is a top priority.

“We need a consistent set of curriculum standards across all schools,” Essaibi-George said, adding that approach would help “reduce disparities between schools and ensure every school is providing

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Democrats unveil plan to erase $50,000 of student loan debt

A group of progressive Democrats announced a resolution on Thursday that demands President Biden use executive action to cancel $50,000 in federal student loan debt. The measure is unlikely to succeed given Mr. Biden’s more moderate campaign promise of up to $10,000 in debt forgiveness via Congressional action.

The resolution was introduced in a press conference by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Representatives Mondaire Jones of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Alma Adams of North Carolina. The coalition of progressive Democrats argue the Higher Education Act of 1965 gives

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Minnesota governor announces plan for schools

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced a new education plan, dubbed “Due North,” on Monday for schools in the state, ahead of the release of his state budget proposal for the next fiscal year. While state officials did not give specifics on cost, the plan included a number of proposals that would expand services to children in the state’s public schools.

The plan’s priorities include efforts to grow and support the state’s corps of teachers, establish an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Center at the Minnesota Department of Education, expand the academic and educational offerings to students, increase funding for education, improve

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