June 15, 2021


Biden’s 2022 NASA budget proposal gives science and commercial space a boost

President Joe Biden’s federal budget proposal for 2022 gives NASA more science funding than ever before while continuing to pave the way for the next human moon landing in 2024. 

The White House’s $6 trillion federal spending bill, released Friday (May 28), gives NASA a total of $24.8 billion, including “the largest budget request for NASA science, ever,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said Friday in a news conference. “The Biden administration is proving that science is back,” he added. Of the agency’s total proposed budget, about $7.9 billion will go to the agency’s science division, a 9% increase from

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Biden budget includes spending plans, boost in health, education funds

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden released his fiscal year 2022 budget request to Congress on Friday, the first formal budget of his presidency and a sharp departure from his predecessor Donald Trump. 

Biden’s budget incorporates his two signature domestic proposals, the American Families Plan and the American Jobs Plan, neither of which has been seriously debated by Congress yet. 

It also illustrates how different Biden’s priorities are from Trump’s. For example, it requests an increase of 41% for the Department of Education over last year, plus 23% more for the Department of Health and Human Services, and 22% more

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To provide a full education, NC should boost teachers and staff


Third graders Ana Toller, left, and D’Ki Watson, right, get help on a math problem from their teacher Yvonne Gayton, center, at Fox Road Elementary School in North Raleigh on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.

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It takes a whole village to raise a child.

This ubiquitous proverb is true. Our children learn and grow in classrooms and in schools, neighborhoods and communities. The latter offer children different social and economic realities. These realities are structurally inequitable, and impact students’ academic achievement and well-being – their physical, social, emotional and behavioral health. The results: major and persistent gaps in

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Biden pursues giant boost for science spending

President Joe Biden released his first proposed budget for the United States on 9 April.Credit: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post/Getty

US President Joe Biden unveiled his first proposed budget on 9 April, and it signaled strong support for research and development. The spending plan would provide across-the-board increases in science funding and inject billions into the fights against COVID-19 and climate change.

Although short on detail, the budget proposal would raise core funding for research and development across nearly every major federal science agency, including historic increases to improve public health and battle racial injustices. In line with a US$2.3-trillion

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Puerto Rico awarded $900M to help boost island’s education

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government on Monday was granted access to more than $900 million in federal education funds less than two weeks after reopening dozens of public and private schools for the first time since the pandemic began.

The $912 million is available immediately, but the U.S. Department of Education will work with Puerto Rico officials to identify how the money would be used to address the academic, social, emotional and mental health needs of students in the U.S. territory, according to a spokeswoman for Jenniffer González, the island’s congressional representative.

Further details, including whether

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Google certificate program seeks to boost non-college grads, provide ‘opportunity for everyone’

Google’s online job training program is hoping to “create real economic opportunity for everyone,” according to Grow with Google Vice President Lisa Gevelber.

“Eighty million Americans do not have a college degree and we feel like that is a barrier to getting a good job,” she told FOX Business’ “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” Monday.

According to Gevelber, Google career certificates enable people to get the right skills and connect with the right employers for them.

The certificate courses are

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