Collin’s Recent Stories
Education Mar 16Schools weigh whether to seat students closer together
New evidence that it may be safe for schools to seat students three feet apart could offer a way to return more of the nation’s children to classrooms with limited space.
Politics Mar 08WATCH: Biden delivers remarks ahead of signing gender equity orders
Biden also signed a second executive order formally establishing the White House Gender Policy Council, which his transition team had announced before he took office.
Politics Mar 01WATCH: Senate confirms Cardona as Biden’s education secretary
He takes charge of the Education Department amid mounting tension between Americans who believe students can safely return to the classroom now, and others who say the risks are still too great.
Politics Feb 16Biden extends pandemic help for homeowners, renters wait
President Joe Biden is extending a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30, but the actions don’t address a federal moratorium through March 31 on evictions.
Education Feb 12CDC says strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safely
Its roadmap for reopening schools emphasizes mask wearing and social distancing and other actions, saying vaccination of teachers is important but not a prerequisite for reopening.
Politics Feb 11WATCH: White House says it will defer to CDC on reopening schools
Press secretary Jen Psaki made the comment on Thursday amid criticism that President Joe Biden has not acted aggressively enough on reopening schools.
Politics Feb 09Dems attempt to push through school funding, wage increase
House Democrats are muscling past Republicans on major portions of President Joe Biden's pandemic plan, including a proposed $130 billion in school relief and a gradual increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Education Feb 05Biden administration to survey schools on COVID-19 impact
Chief among its purposes, the data will provide a national look at schools' operating status, including how many are offering remote learning. It will help answer a simple but previously elusive question: How many schools have reopened?…
Education Feb 05School reopening debate tests Biden’s ties with teachers unions
As teachers unions in some areas demand vaccines before returning to in-person instruction, the CDC's director on Wednesday said teachers do not need vaccines to reopen safely.
Politics Feb 03WATCH: Education Secretary nominee Miguel Cardona pledges new guidance, more virus testing
If approved, Cardona would oversee an Education Department that employs thousands and has an annual budget of more than $60 billion. He would also oversee the agency’s $1.5 trillion student loan portfolio.