January 4, 2024
Thank you, Denise, for the kind introduction and your leadership. Happy New Year everyone. I applaud the American Correctional Association for hosting this symposium. To everyone working to make education available to people who are incarcerated: thank you.
Recently, my Department held a listening session with justice-impacted individuals. And one woman spoke of education's power to transform lives.
December 15, 2023
Good afternoon, and thank you to all of you who are joining the higher education portion of our webinar on Leading Safe, Inclusive, and Non-discriminatory Learning Environments in the midst of the Israel-Hamas war.
December 15, 2023
Thank you, everyone for joining us for today’s webinar on Leading Safe, Inclusive, and Nondiscriminatory Learning Environments.
We are hosting this webinar as a proactive strategy to support efforts to address increased reports of antisemitic, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab harassment at school campuses in the midst of the Israel-Hamas war.
Make no mistake: this webinar is intended to provide support as you work to protect children.
December 4, 2023
Thank you, Commissioner Carr, and Department of Education colleagues.
I'm glad that we have this unique and important opportunity, thanks to PISA, to compare educational outcomes across countries – especially in the wake of a global pandemic that disrupted education everywhere.
December 1, 2023
Thank you, John Wood, for that kind introduction.
John is a senior in high school. He's going to be studying music, economics, and public relations.
If anyone has any questions about whether our public schools are hitting it out of the park, I'd like to introduce you to John Wood.
I'm honored to have been introduced by a student who happens to be not only a leader in his school and community, but an incredible jazz musician.
November 16, 2023
Thank you and welcome, everyone!
I want to start with a story that illustrates why we’re here today. It’s the story of a young undocumented student who came from Mexico City to Texas.
September 7, 2023
Thank you. I’m pleased to be here at Beyer Early Childhood Center in Rockford, Illinois, with Representative Eric Sorensen and National Education Association President Becky Pringle to visit an incredible early learning program here and talk about why we believe early childhood is so critical to raising the bar for education in this country.
August 8, 2023
Thank you to our First Lady, Dr. Biden, for that introduction and her leadership.
I’m glad to be here to discuss a very important topic: cyber security in our schools.
When we were at the height of the pandemic, it wasn’t board games that got my kids through it. It wasn’t books, or sports.
For my son, it was his Xbox – playing Madden with his cousins. For my daughter, it was an app called Houseparty, where she could see her friends.
August 2, 2023
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona highlighted the Biden-Harris administration's efforts to reimagine pathways to college and career in a speech at the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, rail, and Transportation (SMART) Workers' 2023 leadership conference. His remarks, as prepared for delivery, are available below.
July 26, 2023
Thank you, Merhawi, for the introduction and for the passion you have for your fellow students. You embody the American dream.
And thank you to Neera Tanden for championing President Biden's commitment to equal opportunity in education. Glad you are where you are—our education system is better because of it. And I'm thrilled you'll be hearing from President Biden's Senior advisor, Mayor Stephen Benjamin later today.