U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Wraps Up Road to Success Back to School Bus Tour with Rep. Donald Norcross in New Jersey

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Wraps Up Road to Success Back to School Bus Tour with Rep. Donald Norcross in New Jersey

Camden stop highlights partnership to boost students' post-COVID success

On Friday, Sept. 16, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will wrap up the Road to Success Back to School Bus Tour in New Jersey. The week-long, multi-state road trip is showcasing the many ways school communities are helping students recover and thrive, putting them on the road to success

Secretary Cardona will head with AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross and New Jersey Acting Commissioner of Education Angelica Allen-McMillan to Camden High School, where they will tour the school and learn more about their partnership with the National Partnership for Student Success, a recently-created coalition that will support the expansion, launch and improvement of high-impact tutoring, mentoring, post-secondary transition coaching and other programs that will help students recover academically, and support student mental health and overall well-being. The NPSS follows President Biden’s call for more tutors and mentors in the 2022 State of the Union Address to help students recover from the pandemic and thrive. While in New Jersey, Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten and AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith will also visit the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County--which partnered with the New Jersey Tutoring Corps program to provide high-impact summer tutoring to students--for a conversation with local and regional youth-serving organizations and AmeriCorps programs on community partnerships to support student success.

The Road to Success Bus Tour featured stops in Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, preceding tomorrow’s New Jersey stop. Secretary Cardona, Deputy Secretary Marten and local school leaders joined students, parents and educators for additional events that celebrated the back-to-school season and underscored the Administration’s commitment to helping students recover from the impacts of the pandemic and continue the road to success. As part of the Road to Success Bus Tour, Administration leaders highlighted academic and mental health programs and efforts to recruit and support educators funded by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which provided historic resources to K-12 schools, colleges, and universities to reopen schools and help students of all ages recover.

To RSVP, please email PressRSVP@ed.gov. Follow the bus tour on social media at #RoadToSuccess.

Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten
AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith
U.S. Representative Donald Norcross
New Jersey Acting Commissioner of Education Angelica Allen-McMillan
Camden City School District Superintendent Katrina T. McCombs

What :

Tour of Camden High School

When :

10:00-10:20 am ET (Time is subject to change)

Where :

Camden High School
1700 Park Blvd.
Camden, NJ


Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith
U.S. Representative Donald Norcross
New Jersey Acting Commissioner of Education Angelica Allen-McMillan

What :

Gaggle with Secretary Cardona

When :

10:30 am ET (Time is subject to change)

Where :

Camden High School
1700 Park Blvd.
Camden, NJ