July 24, 2023
How we doing AFT?! We good? Full of energy? I am really thrilled to be here. In preparation, I told my wife, hey I am going to be speaking at the AFT Teach conference in DC and she said, you better. She's a paying AFT member herself. Shout out to Marissa.
July 5, 2023
On July 3, 2023, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona delivered remarks focused on fighting “toxic disrespect” against teachers and public schools, including through the “ABCs of teaching” and a call to “stop teaching to the test,”at the National Education Association Representative Assembly.
Thank you, Becky, for that kind introduction — and for all you do as a fierce champion for our nation's educators.
June 16, 2023
Thank you, Angela. Moms Demand Action is a force to be reckoned with.
I also want to thank Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Everytown for Gun Safety for organizing this first-ever National Safer Communities Summit.
The conversations taking place here today are so important – that's why at this very moment the President of the United States is on his way to Connecticut.
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.