May 18, 2023
Good evening, Teachers College, Columbia University!
What an honor to receive the Medal for Distinguished Service.
I accept this on behalf of Avelino and Maria Cardona, and Germana Muniz, my grandparents who took a leap of faith and traded paradise for the projects, so their children and grandchildren can have a better life. This award is theirs.
May 16, 2023
Good morning, Chairwoman Foxx, Ranking Member Scott, and distinguished members of the Committee.
I am pleased to join you today to testify on behalf of President Biden's fiscal year 2024 Budget Request for the Department of Education.
I often say that investing in our children is as important as investing in defense. It protects our future. It strengthens our society. It reinforces the prosperity of our economy and the power of our example around the world.
May 11, 2023
On May 5, 2023, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona delivered a commencement address to the graduates of the College of Business Administration and the College of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida. His remarks, as delivered, are available below:
Good morning, University of Central Florida! How are we feeling? Buenas Dias!
May 11, 2023
On May 1, 2023, U.S. Secretary Miguel Cardona delivered live virtual remarks during the Department of Education's second-ever Raise the Bar: College Excellence and Equity Summit, featuring higher education leaders from across America whose institutions are using data-driven strategies to better serve students, reduce equity gaps, and lift graduation rates. The Secretary's remarks as delivered are available below:
April 26, 2023
Welcome to the 2023 International Summit on the Teaching Profession.
I am honored to host on behalf of the United States, together with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and Education International.
April 18, 2023
Good morning, Chairman Aderholt, Ranking Member DeLauro, and distinguished members of the Committee.
I am pleased to join you today to testify on behalf of President Biden’s fiscal year 2024 Budget Request for the Department of Education.
My time in front of you today is about choices.
The choice to invest in America’s children, or the choice to protect the status quo of underachievement.
March 30, 2023
Your Excellency, President Hakainde Hichilema, Minister of Foreign Affairs Stanley Kakubo, Minister of Justice Mulambo Haimbe, Heads of Delegations from across the continent, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen, all protocols observed …
It’s an honor to represent the United States here at the Africa-regional event of the second Summit for Democracy.
March 2, 2023
Good morning. Great to be here with you. Thank you for joining and to those who are streaming. I want to thank Dean Gerken and Dean Manning for their agenda-setting leadership.
Since this conference is about data, I want to start with a number: 163.
Does anyone know the significance of 163?
February 23, 2023
Thank you for that kind introduction, Evelyn.
And thanks to you, Nilda, and the leadership team here at NABE for all the incredible work you do to lift up our bilingual educators.
¡Mi nombre es Miguel Cardona y soy TÚ Secretario de Educación!
January 24, 2023
Thank you to everyone, here and on the livestream, for joining us today for an important conversation on what it will take to Raise the Bar in education – and Lead the World – in three key areas: academic excellence, boldly improving learning conditions, and preparing our students for a world of global competitiveness.
Achieving those priorities is part of a broader journey we can take to transform our education system for the better.