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Education Sec. Miguel Cardona addresses learning during pandemic, senators’ 1619 Project letter

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona spoke in an exclusive one-on-one interview with FOX 5 Atlanta about the reopening of schools, how the pandemic has caused learning loss, and accusations made by nearly 40 senators that the Department of Education is pushing ideological-based curriculum.

This spring, many students in Georgia are finishing up the school year in the classroom. But reopening schools during the pandemic has presented a host

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Biden Has Power To Nix Student Debt For Millions, NJ Senators Say

NEWARK, NJ — There’s a way to cancel up to $50,000 in debt for millions of people struggling to pay off their student loans, U.S. senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker of New Jersey say.

Menendez and Booker recently joined dozens of their colleagues in Congress and reached out to Democratic President Joe Biden urging him to use his existing authority under the Higher Education Act to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt for federal borrowers.

According to a joint statement from the senators, more than 43 million people in the United States are currently buried under $1.6

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