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Biden nominates Dr. Miguel Cardona as education secretary

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden nominated Dr. Miguel Cardona, Connecticut’s commissioner of education, for education secretary, multiple sources told NBC News on Tuesday.

If he’s confirmed by the Senate, Cardona would oversee getting the majority of the nation’s students back into schools — something Biden has pledged to do within his first 100 days. Many students across the country have had to receive their education virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic this year.

“Even as we work to reopen our schools safely and responsibly, we also need to build a public education system that lifts up all Americans, regardless of

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