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Jill Biden, education chief to kick off summer learning tour

Horizons is honored to host Dr. Jill Biden and Secretary Miguel Cardona for two stops on their summer learning tour this week!

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona will visit Connecticut, Georgia and Michigan this week to examine summer learning programs that are helping children who fell behind during the pandemic catch up on reading, writing and arithmetic before the new school year begins.

The two-day tour, which the first lady’s office announced Tuesday, also gives her and Cardona a chance to highlight programs that are paid for by President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief program. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan set aside $122 billion to help schools safely reopen and stay open during the pandemic, and address students’ academic and mental health needs.

Dr. Biden and Education Secretary Cardona will visit two Horizons programs: Horizons at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT,  and Horizons Atlanta at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

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