Secretary Cardona Continues “Help is Here” School Reopening Tour with Visits to Schools in Philadelphia and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Secretary Cardona Continues “Help is Here” School Reopening Tour with Visits to Schools in Philadelphia and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

On Tuesday, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will continue the “Help is Here” School Reopening Tour, visiting schools in Philadelphia and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. The visits are part of the Biden Administration’s broader efforts to support states, schools, students, parents, and educators as they navigate returning to in-person learning and highlight how the American Rescue Plan will aid them in these efforts.

During the “Help is Here” tour, Secretary Cardona will visit schools that have successfully reopened and stayed open to highlight best practices and discuss how schools can ensure reopening efforts are advancing educational equity. He will also visit schools that are facing challenges as they work to reopen to provide educators with encouragement, support, and technical assistance. Secretary Cardona will share what he is hearing and learning on the visits with other states and districts and across the Biden-Harris Administration, to help more schools reopen quickly and safely and reach the President’s goal of reopening the majority of K-8 schools within the first 100 days of his administration.

These visits will consist of stops in Philadelphia and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, April 6. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the events will either be pooled press or media will be required to RSVP. More details can be found below:

Who :

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
Superintendent William Hite
Olney Principal Michael Roth

What :

“Help is Here” School Visit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When :

10:35 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET

Where :

Olney Elementary School Annex Building
413 East Tabor Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19120

Pooled Press


Who :

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
Superintendent William Hite
Chief of Schools Evelyn Nunez
Olney Principal Michael Roth
Olney educators, staff, and parents

What :

Roundtable discussion on school reopening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When :

11:05 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. ET

Where :

Olney Elementary School Annex Building
413 East Tabor Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19120

Pooled Press


Who :

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
Upper Darby High School students

What :

Conversation with Upper Darby High School students

When :

1:15 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. ET

Where :

Beverly Hills Middle School
1400 Garrett Rd.
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Pool spray at top of meeting. To cover, please RSVP to press@ed.gov


Who :

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

What :

Tour of Beverly Hills Middle School

When :

1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. ET

Where :

Beverly Hills Middle School
1400 Garrett Rd.
Upper Darby, PA 19082

To attend, please RSVP to press@ed.gov


Who :

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
Superintendent Dan McGarry
Upper Darby principals, high school students, and board members

What :

Roundtable discussion with school leaders, educators, and students on school reopening in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

When :

2:15 p.m.– 2:50 p.m. ET

Where :

Beverly Hills Middle School
1400 Garrett Rd.
Upper Darby, PA 19082

To attend, please RSVP to press@ed.gov


Who :

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
Upper Darby parents

What :

Conversation with Upper Darby parents

When :

3:25 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

Where :

Beverly Hills Middle School
1400 Garrett Rd.
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Closed Press