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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.
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.
Press secretary Jen Psaki made the comment on Thursday amid criticism that President Joe Biden has not acted aggressively enough on reopening schools.
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.
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?…
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.
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.
In a farewell letter to Congress, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urged lawmakers to reject policies supported by President-elect Joe Biden, and to protect Trump administration policies that Biden has promised to eliminate.
President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, Connecticut's education chief and a champion of public schools, to serve as education secretary.
Miguel Cardona was appointed to the top education post in Connecticut just months before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March. When schools moved to remote learning, he hurried to deliver more than 100,000 laptops to students.
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