Secretary of Education
Education news, analysis, and opinion about the head of the U.S. Department of Education.
Assessment Cardona Says Standardized Tests Haven't Always Met the Mark, Offers New Flexibility
The U.S. Department of Education is seeking to reinvigorate a little-used pilot program to create new types of assessments.
English-Language Learners Here's Why Miguel Cardona Is Pushing Multilingual Education
The education secretary outlines how the Education Department is investing in language learning. Will it work?
Federal Q&A Miguel Cardona: There's No 'Magic Strategy' to Help Students Get Back on Track
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said he's focused on supporting schools on work they're already doing to help students achieve.
Federal Secretary Cardona Says Affirmative Action Decision Will Challenge All Education Leaders
The U.S. Department of Education held a summit to discuss the Supreme Court decision and said that more detailed guidance was coming soon.
Teaching Profession Secretary Cardona Emphasizes Importance of Teacher Retention, Diversity
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona spoke to Black teachers about retention and the future of the profession.
Teaching Profession Teachers Are Facing an 'Intentional Toxic Disrespect,' Secretary Cardona Says
Teachers deserve support, not to be cast as villains for political purposes, the education secretary told the largest teachers' union.
Federal Cardona Defends Biden's Education Budget and Proposals on Student Debt and Trans Athletes
House Republicans accused Education Secretary Miguel Cardona of indoctrinating students and causing drops in test scores.
Teaching Profession Q&A Teachers Need More Than Just Pay Raises, Secretary Cardona Says
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona sat down with Education Week to talk about the teaching profession, AI, and students' mental health.
Federal Book Bans and Divisive Concepts Laws Will Hold U.S. Students Back, Secretary Cardona Says
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona participated in a summit this week that drew international education leaders to the nation's capital.
English-Language Learners Secretary Cardona Shows Off Dual-Language School to International Education Leaders
U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona visited Escuela Key Elementary School in Arlington, Va., to promote multilingual learning.
Student Well-Being Education Secretary Calls for End to Corporal Punishment
The practice is still allowed in 23 states, either because laws allow it, or because it's not explicitly banned.
States What the Education Secretary Said School Leaders Should Prioritize Right Now
Miguel Cardona, in a pair of speeches, urged K-12 leaders to lean into efforts to support student mental health and academic achievement.
Law & Courts Supreme Court Will Decide Fate of Student Loan Relief: What Teachers Need to Know
The AFT and NEA remind the justices in briefs that teachers carry significant student debt and the pandemic made things worse.
Accountability Education Secretary: Standardized Tests Should No Longer Be a 'Hammer'
But states won't ease accountability requirements until federal law tells them to do so, policy experts say.