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US President Joe Biden was speaking at a virtual summit organised by US Department of Education. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • The $81 billion were taken out of the recently approved American Rescue Plan
  • The fund will be used for buying PPE kits and ensuring health safety in schools
  • Safe re-opening of schools were one of the top priorities of the Biden administration

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President Joe Biden was delivering his first PrimeTime address on Thursday. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • Biden said the US is on track to complete 100 million vaccination shots
  • The President said a "majority" of K-8 schools in the country will reopen by his first 100 days
  • Biden called on all Americans "to get vaccinated" against coronavirus when it's their turn

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Miguel Cardona was highly praised for his plan of reopening schools in Connecticut (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Cordona is the son of immigrants who moved to Connecticut from Puerto Rico
  • He is the first ever Latino to occupy the position of Connecticut's education commissioner
  • He has promised safely reopen schools across the country

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Cordona became the first Latino to become Connecticut's education commissioner (Photo Credit: Twitter @teachcardona)

  • The US Senate confirmed Cardona with a 64-33 majority
  • He said at his Senate hearing that he plans to address "inequities head-on"
  • Cardona has previously served as Connecticut's education commissoner