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Biden’s American Jobs Plan:
Billions for School Buildings and Broadband
President Biden released his American Jobs Plan, which includes investments in school construction and modernization, childcare facilities, community colleges, and broadband infrastructure. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Education issued a first batch of waiver decisions to states related to statewide testing requirements, and the House of Representatives held a hearing on charting a path toward equity in education following the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, graduation rates reach an all-time high, with the greatest gains among students with disabilities. But will the pandemic wipe out states’ progress?
Click to Tweet: On @All4Ed’s latest #FederalFlash, @WhiteHouse’s American Jobs Plan incl $100 billion for school modernization, $100 billion for broadband, and $$ for #communitycolleges, #HBCUs, & #childcare. Plus, @usedgov’s waiver decisions on state testing and more. https://ctt.ec/V_rXg+
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