On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona traveled to DeKalb County and toured Kelley Lake Elementary School, a school that will utilize funds from the American Rescue Plan to improve their ventilation system before the new school year begins. Secretary Cardona was joined by Senator Jon Ossoff, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, and a group of parents for a roundtable discussing parents’ needs heading into the new school year and how federal relief funds will support classrooms as they adjust from the impacts of the past 16 months.
Also on Friday, the Biden-Harris administration announced additional assistance to fight COVID-19 in Georgia, particularly in rural areas. The administration is allocating $100 million for Georgia rural health clinics to pay for more vaccine education and outreach in communities that generally have seen the slowest vaccine uptake.
Yesterday, a small business owner from Atlanta penned a letter-to-the-editor in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution urging Congress to put aside partisan political games and pass President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure plan, writing “Congress must forget about political theatrics. Instead, think about the 1 million small businesses in Georgia and the millions more across the country that would benefit from the bipartisan infrastructure plan.”
Here’s what Georgians are seeing:
SECRETARY CARDONA VISITS DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOL
Georgia Recorder: COVID relief helps students, teachers get ready for school days back in class
CW69: U.S. Secretary of Education Visits DeKalb Co. School To Discuss Ventilation, COVID Safety
GPB: Education Secretary Highlights DeKalb School COVID-19 Prevention Efforts
AP: Education Dept OKs Georgia plan for relief funds
BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION RAMPS UP COVID-19 EFFORTS IN RURAL GEORGIA
Georgia Recorder: Biden boosts assistance to fight COVID-19 as delta variant surges
SMALL BUSINESS OWNER URGES CONGRESS TO PASS BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE FRAMEWORK
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Small businesses shouldn’t wait any longer for infrastructure reform
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