Secretary Cardona Continues 'Help is Here' School Reopening Tour with a Visit to Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia

Secretary Cardona Continues 'Help is Here' School Reopening Tour with a Visit to Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia

On Wednesday, April 28, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will continue the "Help is Here" School Reopening Tour, where he will visit Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia. The visits are part of the Biden-Harris 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 President Biden's goal of reopening the majority of K-8 schools within the first 100 days of his administration.

Wednesday's visit will consist of a stop in Alexandria. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, press access is limited. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 – "Help is Here" School Visit in Alexandria, VA

Who :

Participants: Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
National Education Association President Becky Pringle
Virginia Department of Education State Superintendent Dr. James Lane
Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School Principal Rachel Dischner

What :

Tour of Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School

When :

9:10 – 9:40 a.m. ET

Where :

Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School
1701 N Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311

Press: Space is limited. To cover the event, please email press@ed.gov


Who :

Participants: Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
National Education Association President Becky Pringle
Virginia Department of Education State Superintendent Dr. James Lane
Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.
Alexandria City Public Schools School Board Chair Meagan Alderton
Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School Principal Rachel Dischner
Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School Assistant Principal Enis Al Majeed
Kindergarten Teacher Dora Cottrol
English Language Learner Teacher Cristina Zapatero
Glenda Rivera, Registrar
Alex Weinard, Paraprofessional

What :

Roundtable Discussion on School Reopening in Alexandria, VA

When :

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. ET

Where :

Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School
1701 N Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311

Press: If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov