Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on keeping schools open amid Omicron surge

President Joe Biden says he wants all schools to stay open despite concerns over the highly contagious Omicron variant. A growing number of school districts are adjusting their return from the holiday break because of COVID-19 outbreaks and staffing shortages. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona spoke with Nikki Battiste on CBSN what his office is doing to help schools navigate the pandemic. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service. Subscribe to the CBS News YouTube channel:​
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