• Education

    Ed secretary nominee to Latino educators: Lean on your ‘superpower’

    FARMINGTON — Education Secretary nominee Miguel Cardona told Latino school leaders from four Western states Friday to embrace their “Latino-ness” as they support one another personally and as aspiring education leaders. “Embrace your Latino-ness. Embrace the fact that, Latinos, when we come together, within five minutes we’re family. That’s a superpower that we have,” said Cardona, addressing participants of the Four Corners Latinx Leadership Academy Summit conducted virtually but based in Farmington. Earlier this week, Cardona faced tough questions during his Senate confirmation hearing. Senators pressed him for his positions on issues such as transgender participation in athletics, student loan forgiveness and reopening schools, which President Joe Biden has promised…

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  • Education

    Education secretary nominee urges aspiring Latinos school leaders to lean on their ‘superpower’

    FARMINGTON — Education secretary nominee Miguel Cardona told Latino school leaders from four Western states Friday to embrace their “Latino-ness” as they support one another personally and as aspiring education leaders. “Embrace your Latino-ness. Embrace the fact that, Latinos, when we come together, within five minutes we’re family. That’s a superpower that we have,” said Cardona, addressing participants of the Four Corners Latinx Leadership Academy Summit conducted virtually but based in Farmington. Earlier this week, Cardona faced tough questions during his Senate confirmation hearing. Senators pressed him for his positions on issues such as transgender participation in athletics, student loan forgiveness and reopening schools, which President Joe Biden has promised…

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  • Online School

    Students lean on tutors, leaders raise concerns about accessibility

    Daily file illustration by Carly Schulman Some Evanston/Skokie School District 65 parents have been looking for tutors to supplement their children’s education during online learning, but tutoring is not an option for everyone. Almost a year into virtual learning, some Evanston/Skokie School District 65 parents have sought out tutors to keep their students from falling behind. Some leaders say disparities in access to tutoring during online learning could widen the academic achievement gap. When District 65 closed in Mar. 2020, parent Christian Ruzich said the shift affected his two children differently. Ruzich said his oldest child, a junior in high school, was able to quickly adapt and is “thriving” in…

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