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In just the last three weeks of this new year, there have been 40 shootings. There were 647 mass shootings in 2022 alone. Firearms are now the number one cause of death among American children.
The meeting was an outgrowth of a letter to President Biden from Pugliese after the release of National Assessment of Educational Progress data in October.
To deliver transformational change, Secretary Cardona urged everyone to act boldly and unapologetically to address student underperformance and decades of underinvestment.

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The Initiative will help communities utilize American Rescue Plan funds alongside other state and local funds to ensure every child who wants a spot in a high-quality out-of-school time (OST) program has one.
President Joe Biden awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the late AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, 11 months after Trumka unexpectedly died. Biden praised Trumka as “an outspoken advocate for economic and social justice.”
Elections have consequences. All you have to do is utter three words: “The Supreme Court.
We want to make sure our organizing unions are on board and are accountable for results. We have to firm up the structure and the financing. We want to concentrate our resources on organizing.

AFL-CIO Convention delegates, including five representing AFSA,  elected Liz Shuler to serve as president of the federation of 57 unions and 12.5 million members.

"We call on the Biden administration to do its part to assist borrowers hampered by crippling debt.
The Department's Office for Civil Rights will solicit public comments to help decide how best to improve current regulations to assist America's students with disabilities.