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.
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
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.