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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.
To deliver transformational change, Secretary Cardona urged everyone to act boldly and unapologetically to address student underperformance and decades of underinvestment.

The United States had 14.285 million union members in calendar 2022, 273,000 more than the year before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in its annual survey. 

“I wanted to be a champion for kids who were like my brothers. It shouldn’t have been a problem for them. It probably wouldn’t have been today.”
Cynthia Larkin's sense of mission would animate her entire career in education.
We must encourage top elected officials to protect our district leaders, school leaders and teachers from political attacks.
Education was Pam Kirk’s destiny. “I was one of those kids who always played school,” she said. “I would line up my dolls and stuffed toys, and my sisters Laura and Lisa, and I would teach.”
In his first State of the Union address, President Joe Biden is planning to discuss a variety of issues that impact the lives of educators.