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Expanded testing part of Biden administration school plans

WASHINGTON — Pushing forward with its plan to reopen schools this spring, the Biden administration is expanding coronavirus testing for teachers, staff and students and convening a summit for educators to share “best practices” for returning kids to the classroom.

“The time is now, and schools must act immediately to get students safely back into school buildings,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Wednesday.

President Joe Biden, who was inaugurated on Jan. 20, has pledged to have most elementary and middle schools open to instruction by the end of his first 100 days in office. The administration has been promoting the

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Saving for college: The best investments, plans, and strategies

  • There are several types of college-savings investments — both specifically education-oriented plans and more general vehicles or accounts.
  • College-specific investments include 529 plans and education savings accounts (ESAs). Other options include target-date funds, savings bonds, and Roth IRAs.
  • Whatever the college-savings investment, good strategies include keeping it low-risk and liquid, starting early, and contributing consistently.
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The price of higher education seems to get higher every day. 

In its 2020 Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid Report, the College Board notes that, between 1990-91 and 2020-21, the average four-year public college’s

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Spell out plans for 2021 school year, PKR lawmaker tells education minister as Covid-19 bites

A notice of closure is seen at the entrance of SJK (C) Yak Chee in Puchong October 12, 2020. — Picture by Choo Choy May
A notice of closure is seen at the entrance of SJK (C) Yak Chee in Puchong October 12, 2020. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 — Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil today urged Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin to make clear plans for the school system this year, so that students are not left behind in their studies due to the pandemic.

The Opposition lawmaker said the lack of guidelines was worrying as come January 20, over 10,000 schools would be re-opened for the new school-year, involving nearly 5 million students and 400,000 teachers.

“The

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Biden plans to overhaul education with exit of Betsy DeVos

President-elect Biden has proposed big changes in education such as college forgiveness and to replace Secretary Betsy DeVos with an educator

Now that Joe Biden is the official president-elect, it is time for him to make good on his promises.

When Betsy DeVos became the United States Secretary of Education in 2017 under President Donald Trump, she was met with controversy. For one, she had never been an educator and for two it appeared as if she was committed to rolling back initiatives introduced during former President Barack Obama‘s administration such as Title IX which impacts how harassment

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DeVos says it isn’t Department of Education’s job to track schools’ coronavirus reopening plans

Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump creates federal council on global tree planting initiative | Green group pushes for answers on delayed climate report | Carbon dioxide emissions may not surpass 2019 levels until 2027: analysis Trump creates federal government council on global tree planting initiative Private schools prove reopening learning institutions safely can be done MORE said Tuesday it is not the job of her department to track school districts’ reopening plans or the number of coronavirus cases they are grappling with as districts look for guidance as to how to conduct classes safely during

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