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Cardona confirmed as Biden Education secretary amid school reopening delays

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

President Biden's pick to lead the Department of Education, Miguel Cardona, was confirmed on Monday, amid mounting pressure on the administration to stand up to the teachers unions and get kids back in class. The Senate voted 64-33 to confirm Cardona, a former public school teacher and principal who went on to become Connecticut's education...
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Senate confirms Cardona as Education secretary

Senate confirms Cardona as Education secretary

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona to lead the Education Department on Monday, adding to President Joe Biden's Cabinet a key official who will help lead the administration's efforts to reopen schools amid the pandemic.
Cardona, the commissioner of education in Connecticut, becomes the 12th person to be confirmed as secretary of Education. He takes on the role at a time of unprecedented tumult and disruption in the nation's schools and colleges, which have been roiled for nearly a full year by the pandemic.
Cardona and the White House have said that his No. 1 task as Education secretary...
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Biden's Education Secretary Confirmed

Biden's Education Secretary Confirmed

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

Miguel A. Cardona, a career educator from Connecticut, will lead the Biden administration's efforts to reopen most of the nation's schools shuttered by the coronavirus.
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Lifelong Educator, Miguel Cardona, Confirmed As Education Secretary

Lifelong Educator, Miguel Cardona, Confirmed As Education Secretary

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The former fourth grade teacher, principal and state education commissioner will take the reins at the U.S. Department of Education as the fight intensifies over school reopening.
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