Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Thursday that the nation’s schools must act more urgently to help millions of students who have fallen behind during the pandemic. Striving to keep schools open is no longer enough, Cardona said in a speech laying out his priorities. He urged schools to use billions of dollars in federal aid to expand tutoring and mental health counseling, and to close achievement gaps that have worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. “Despite our country being in the midst of a surge, I know our children cannot wait any longer,” Cardona said from the department's headquarters.
Seagate stock jumped Wednesday as the disk drive maker reported quarterly results that came in ahead of expectations.
Wall Street’s major indexes closed in negative territory on Thursday after a sharp U-turn earlier in the session to erase morning gains, continuing a streak of recent volatility as investors weighed upbeat economic data out of Washington alongside Wednesday's Federal Reserve update.