June 15, 2021

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona backs transgender athletes’ rights

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona told ESPN that transgender girls have a “right to compete” and suggested that the Biden administration will step in to protect those students’ civil rights, as multiple states enact legislation banning transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s sports.

On June 1, the first day of Pride Month, Florida became the eighth state to ban transgender athletes from girls’ and women’s competitions. In a wide-ranging interview on issues related to sex discrimination and athletes, the new leader of America’s school systems addressed the bans and said it was “nonnegotiable that we’re going to

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Miguel Cardona Talks Summer Learning, Mental Health, and State Tests

After the National Safe School Reopening Summit March 24, a virtual event at the White House, we interviewed U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona about a variety of topics related to the coronavirus pandemic. The following interview has been edited for length and clarity. A summary of highlights from the summit, which featured remarks by President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, and representatives from several school districts, appears below this Q&A.

Today, when you announced the Summer Learning and Enrichment Collaborative, you said you’re not a fan of skill and drill to help students in the months ahead.

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Don’t force schools to give standardized tests this pandemic year, research scholars ask Education Secretary Cardona

The Education Department announced in February — before Cardona was confirmed by the Senate — that public school districts had to administer exams in math and English Language Arts required annually by the federal 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the 2002 No Child Left Behind law.

And as late as last week, Cardona said at an education forum that the department was planning to go ahead with its testing decision.

The high-stakes tests are given every spring as a central part of the two-decade-old school reform movement. Testing advocates say the exams provide vital data on how all

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Biden Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Talks School Reopening : NPR

First lady Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona tour Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Meriden, Conn.

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First lady Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona tour Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Meriden, Conn.

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President Biden’s new Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona, hit the ground running Wednesday. Just one day after being sworn in, Cardona traveled to his hometown of Meriden, Conn. with first lady Dr. Jill Biden, on a tour of schools meant to push for the return of in-person learning and to send a clear message to the American

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Conn. education head Miguel Cardona, nominee for US education secretary, vows to tackle problems worsened by coronavirus

President Joe Biden’s nominee for education secretary is promising to help reopen schools but says much of the hardest work will come after that as schools try to address long-standing disparities worsened by the pandemic.

“These inequities will endure, and prevent the potential of this great country, unless tackled head-on,” Miguel Cardona said in testimony prepared for a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing Wednesday. “And so it is our responsibility, and it would be my greatest privilege, if confirmed, to forge opportunity out of this crisis.”

Cardona, 45, became Connecticut’s state education chief in 2019 after spending

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Cardona testifies on COVID and reopening schools at confirmation hearing

Washington outsider Miguel Cardona, President Biden‘s nominee to lead the Education Department faced tough questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, on political hot-button issues like student loan forgiveness, transgender participation in women’s sports and most pressing: how to make good on Mr. Biden’s promise to reopen schools within 100 days of his inauguration. If confirmed, the Connecticut education commissioner will inherit an educational crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.



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Education Secretary nominee Miguel Cardona questioned during confirmation hearing

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“We’re here today in the midst

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