President Biden has tapped Miguel Cardona to lead the Education Department, and he’ll soon have the chance to make his case for the job before the Senate during a confirmation hearing.
If confirmed, Cardona will step into the hot seat after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who was the bitter target of Democratic scorn for her changes to Title IX, her support of school choice and charter programs, and for changes to Obama-era student loan borrowing policies.
Here’s everything to know about Cardona, 45, Connecticut’s education commissioner:
He was an ESL learner in Connecticut public schools
Cardona grew up in Meridien,