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Education Secretary Pick Miguel Cardona Wants To ‘Safely’ Reopen Schools

At his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, President Joe Biden’s secretary of education nominee, Miguel Cardona, was largely praised by Democratic and Republican lawmakers, who said they would work to confirm him quickly, as schools continue to flounder due to the challenges of COVID-19.

Cardona, who most recently served as the commissioner of education for the state of Connecticut, told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that he would work to safely reopen schools for in-person education.

“Our nation’s education challenges didn’t begin with the pandemic, but it has exacerbated inequities in our educational system. These inequities will endure,

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Education Pick Miguel Cardona Started As A Schoolteacher : NPR

Miguel Cardona portrait
Miguel Cardona portrait

On Wednesday, lawmakers will have some tough questions for Miguel Cardona, President Biden’s nominee to be the next U.S. education secretary. The Connecticut educator will no doubt have to navigate the choppy policy waters of school choice, how to close opportunity gaps and, most critically, how he would help schools reopen as the pandemic rages.

For now, though, members of the U.S. Senate’s education committee won’t have much to go on as they prepare for Cardona’s hearing. That’s because, along with most of the country, many of those lawmakers are just now getting to know him.

In a Biden administration

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Miguel Cardona: What to know about Biden’s education secretary pick

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,

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Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary, Stares Down a Long To-Do List | Education News

If Miguel Cardona, the top education chief in Connecticut and president-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for education secretary, is confirmed, his agenda will stretch from early education to K-12 to higher education and adult learning, and include the major lift of reopening schools for in-person learning as the coronavirus pandemic rages on – a gauntlet Biden set for his first 100 days.

“He is a secretary of education for this moment,” Biden said in introducing him to the country last week.

In accepting the nomination, Cardona also accepts a breathtaking to-do list, including the behemoth task of getting the country’s public

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Biden’s Education Secretary pick is a ‘clever play’ to balance various interests

President-elect Joe Biden nominated Miguel Cardona, a former public school teacher and current Connecticut Education Commissioner, to be the next U.S. Department of Education Secretary on Tuesday.

Rick Hess, an education policy expert at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute, called the move a “clever” one since it wouldn’t cause a stir with Democrats or Republicans.

I don’t think he’s very well known on the national stage, which can be good or bad, … But it’s a relatively clever play,” Hess told Yahoo Finance. “Given the box that Biden was in, where the unions want to have sign-off, but he

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