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A Conversation With Dr. Miguel Cardona, President Biden's Pick For Secretary Of Education

Chion Wolf
Connecticut Public

Dr. Miguel Cardona’s journey as an educator started in an elementary school classroom in Meriden, Connecticut. Now, Connecticut’s education commissioner is heading to Washington D.C. as President Biden’s pick for nation’s Secretary of Education.  This hour, we sit down down with Dr. Cardona.

If confirmed by the Senate, Cardona will take the helm of the U.S. Department of Education during a pandemic that has profoundly disrupted the country’s education system.  As Education Commissioner, Cardona advocated strongly for an in-person return to the classroom in Connecticut. How will he navigate education during COVID-19 at a national scale?

Later, we talk with Washington Post education reporter Danielle Douglas-Gabriel to learn what she will be watching for as the U.S. Department of Education shifts from former Secretary Betsy DeVos's leadership to the Biden administration.


  • Dr. Miguel Cardona – Commissioner of Education for the state of Connecticut and President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Education
  • Danielle Douglas-Gabriel - Reporter for the Washington Post

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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