March 30, 2023
Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona at the Summit for Democracy in Zambia (As Prepared for Delivery)
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
Remarks on College Rankings and Data by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona at the Conference on Best Practices for Law School Data
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
Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona at the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) 52nd Annual International Bilingual and Bicultural Education Conference
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.
November 16, 2022
Good afternoon. Isn't it great to hear the First Lady of the United States? Thank you, Dr. Biden, and thank you to Aon, and Greg Case, for welcoming us here today.
October 27, 2022
Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona at Raising the Bar: Literacy and Math Series to Address Academic Recovery
Good afternoon. Welcome to your Department of Education. From day one, it was my expectation that we become a service agency.
Today, and the series of summits we will hold in the future, are intended to ensure that we support your efforts to improve education across the country.
We come together today for one reason: to raise the bar for our children’s academic recovery.
October 24, 2022
Good afternoon; and thank you.
As your Secretary of Education, I want to be very clear: the results in today’s Nation’s Report Card are appalling and unacceptable—they are a reminder of the impact this pandemic had on our learners, and the important work we must do now for our students.
This is a moment of truth for education. How we respond to this will determine not only our recovery, but our nation’s standing in the world.
September 20, 2022
Secretary Cardona's Remarks on Teachers at the University of Tennessee with the First Lady, Knoxville, TN
First of all: that marching band looks awesome.
It's a joy to be here in Tennessee. You're known as the "Volunteer State" for a reason. Tennesseans stepped up to help – you helped our country, you volunteered. And that's what Tennesseans are all about.
I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have Dr. Biden with us.
September 13, 2022
Secretary Cardona's Remarks at The North Carolina A&T State University Pep Rally with the First Lady, Greensboro, NC
Thank you, Chancellor Martin.
And thank you to our First Lady, Dr. Biden. As an educator, let me tell you: it makes a difference to know we have an educator in the White House. Thank you for all you're doing to elevate teaching and support teachers of color.
Now, first things first: can I get an AGGIE PRIDE??
Look: there's a reason why I was so excited to come to NC A&T as the first stop on our Road to Success bus tour.
September 13, 2022
Secretary Cardona's Remarks at the Special Olympics Unified Champion School Banner Announcement at Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School, Richmond, VA
Thank you: Principal Smith, Superintendent Kamras, President Thomason, Dr. Harris-Muhammad, distinguished guests.
And special appreciation to Emanuel Wright-Anthony, who is doing an amazing job as emcee. And thanks to the entire Oak Grove-Bellemeade community for your warm welcome.
We're here today because you're doing something right.
You are choosing to support each other. You are choosing to help each other.