Schedule of U.S. Secretary of Education

Schedule of U.S. Secretary of Education

Monday, September 20 - Friday, September 24, 2021
(Schedule subject to change.)

Monday, September 20

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will launch the "Return to School Road Trip"—a bus tour to showcase students and communities safely returning to in-person learning—with several events in Wisconsin

8:50 am CT
Secretary Cardona will visit Eau Claire, Wisconsin for a tour of Locust Lane Elementary School and a Return to School Pep Rally followed by a press gaggle. These events are open press. Reporters who are interested in covering these events should email press@ed.gov.

3:15 pm CT
Secretary Cardona will visit the University of Wisconsin–Madison, for a tour and a visit to their Public Service Fair that provides students of all majors the opportunity to connect with local, state and national nonprofit agencies. Secretary Cardona will also meet with Latinx students, and students who are part of their special education teaching program. Reporters who are interested in covering these events should email press@ed.gov.

Tuesday, September 21

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will continue the "Return to School Road Trip"—a bus tour to showcase students and communities safely returning to in-person learning—with several events in Illinois.

8:50 am CT
Secretary Cardona will visit Walter R. Sundling Junior High School in Palatine, Illinois for a special announcement. The special announcement is an open press event. If you are interested in covering it, please email press@ed.gov.

12:00 pm CT
Secretary Cardona will be joined by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker for a visit to an Illinois state health center offering COVID vaccines in Cicero, Illinois. This event is pooled press. If you are interested in receiving coverage for this event, please email press@ed.gov.

3:35 pm CT
Secretary Cardona will visit Chicago State University for a tour and roundtable discussion on the future of predominantly black institutions and equity in education. Surgeon General Murthy and Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot will join the Secretary. The roundtable discussion is an open press event. If you are interested in covering it, please email press@ed.gov.

Wednesday, September 22

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will continue the "Return to School Road Trip"—a bus tour to showcase students and communities safely returning to in-person learning—with several events in Indiana and Ohio.

8:15 am ET
Secretary Cardona will visit Madison STEAM Academy in South Bend, Indiana, to tour the school. WNDU will provide the pooled footage. If you are interested in receiving footage, please email press@ed.gov.

12:30 pm ET
Secretary Cardona will travel to Toledo, Ohio, where he will visit Penta Career Center for a tour and to learn more about the Aspire/GED program. A press gaggle will follow this tour. These events are open press. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov.

3:15 pm ET
Secretary Cardona will end the day at Waite High School where he will meet after school with students who are involved in two school organizations, SMARTS group and the Razas Unidas club. These events are open press. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov.

Thursday, September 23

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will launch the “Return to School Road Trip”—a bus tour to showcase students and communities safely returning to in-person learning—with several events in Michigan.

10:00 am ET
Secretary Cardona will visit Mount Pleasant for a tour of Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College. There he will participate in a welcome ceremony, visit classes and meet with students. This is an open press event. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov.

1:05 pm ET
Secretary Cardona will visit Lansing for a tour of the Capital Area Community Services' Early Childhood Program. A press gaggle will follow this event. The tour will be pooled press. The playground time is an open press event. If you are interested in receiving pooled footage or covering the open press events, please email press@ed.gov.

5:10 pm ET
Secretary Cardona's last stop will be at Focus: HOPE in Detroit, where the Education Department is partnering with Reading Is Fundamental, for a late afternoon family-oriented reading event. A press gaggle will follow this event. This is an open press event. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov.

Friday, September 24

Secretary Cardona will travel to Royal Oak, Michigan where he will be joined by First Lady Jill Biden and Congressman Andy Levin at Oakland Community College to close out the U.S. Department of Education's "Return to School Road Trip."

2:45 PM ET
Secretary Cardona, the First Lady, and Congressman Levin will visit Oakland Community College at Royal Oak's Campus. This event will be open press with limited capacity. For interested media, please RSVP HERE by Wednesday 9/22 at 6:00 PM ET.