Find your next job fast at the Jan. 28 Virtual Career Fair. Register now.

Secretary of Education

Image shows a multi-tailed arrow hitting the bullseye of a target.
DigitalVision Vectors/Getty
Federal Opinion Miguel Cardona Deserves a Chance to Prove His Mettle
Miguel Cardona's lack of a paper trail means most of us don’t yet know enough about him to make an informed judgment. That's fine.
Rick Hess, January 25, 2021
4 min read
Miguel Cardona, first-time teacher, in his fourth-grade classroom at Israel Putnam School in Meriden, Ct. in August of 1998.
Miguel Cardona, chosen to lead the U.S. Department of Education, photographed in his 4th-grade classroom at Israel Putnam School in Meriden, Conn., in 1998.
Courtesy of the Record-Journal
Federal Who Is Miguel Cardona? Education Secretary Pick Has Roots in Classroom, Principal's Office
Many who've worked with Joe Biden's pick for education secretary say he's ready for what would be a giant step up.
Evie Blad & Andrew Ujifusa, January 14, 2021
15 min read
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the U.S. Department of Education building on July 8, 2020. DeVos resigned her position Thursday.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the U.S. Department of Education building on July 8, 2020. DeVos resigned her position Thursday.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
Federal Betsy DeVos Resigns a Day After Pro-Trump Mob Storms U.S. Capitol
One of the president's longest-serving cabinet members, DeVos had previously denounced the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington.
Andrew Ujifusa & Evie Blad, January 7, 2021
4 min read
Federal Watch: A Primer on Miguel Cardona, Biden's Education Secretary Pick
In this video, Education Week reporters discuss Miguel Cardona, President-elect Joe Biden's choice for U.S. Secretary of Education.
Evie Blad, January 6, 2021
2 min read
Federal Video 5 Things To Know About Dr. Miguel Cardona: Biden's Choice for Ed. Secretary
Watch EdWeek politics reporters Andrew Ujifusa and Evie Blad as they discuss 5 key questions about Dr. Miguel Cardona, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for Education Secretary.
January 5, 2021
22:49
Miguel Cardona, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Education, speaks after being introduced at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020.
Miguel Cardona, President-elect Joe Biden's pick for Secretary of Education, speaks in Wilmington, Del., as Biden announces the nomination.
Carolyn Kaster/AP
Federal Biden's Pick for Ed. Secretary: U.S. Must Help Schools 'Forge Opportunity Out of Crisis'
President-elect Joe Biden introduced Connecticut schools chief Miguel Cardona as his choice for U.S. secretary of education Wednesday.
Evie Blad, December 23, 2020
3 min read
State Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona, right, and Gov. Ned Lamont talk during a 2019 forum on improving public school education.
Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona, right, and Gov. Ned Lamont talk during a 2019 forum on improving public education.
Christopher Keating/Hartford Courant/TNS
Federal An Early Honeymoon for Miguel Cardona Could Be Tested by Biden's Push to Reopen Schools
Biden's favorite for education secretary is being praised, for now, for what he is and is not by different factions.
Andrew Ujifusa, December 22, 2020
7 min read
Miguel Cardona, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Education, speaks after being introduced at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del., on Dec. 23, 2020.
Miguel Cardona, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Education, speaks after being introduced at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del., on Dec. 23, 2020.
Carolyn Kaster/AP
Federal Where Biden's Choice for Education Secretary Stands on Key K-12 Issues
Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona, Biden's pick for education secretary, has taken positions on an array of K-12 issues.
Evie Blad, December 22, 2020
8 min read
State Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona speaks with Berlin High School students while on a tour of the school on Jan. 28, 2020. Cardona met with students to hear about the issues they face and visited classrooms at the high school and Griswold Elementary School.
Connecticut Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona speaks with students at Berlin High School in Berlin, Conn., earlier this year.
Devin Leith-Yessian/Berlin Citizen/Record-Journal via AP
Federal Biden Picks Connecticut Schools Chief Miguel Cardona for Education Secretary
Cardona became head of the Connecticut Department of Education in 2019. He's also been a teacher, principal, and district administrator.
Andrew Ujifusa & Evie Blad, December 22, 2020
6 min read
Image shows a multi-tailed arrow hitting the bullseye of a target.
DigitalVision Vectors/Getty
Federal Opinion An Exit Interview With Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
Secretary DeVos shares some thoughts with Rick on her experiences, what she learned in office, and what advice she’d offer her successor.
Rick Hess, December 15, 2020
8 min read
Image of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits a classroom at the Edward Hynes Charter School in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visits a classroom at the Edward Hynes Charter School in New Orleans in October 2018.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
Policy & Politics How Betsy DeVos Bent the Nation’s Education Debate in Four Tense Years
President Donald Trump’s education secretary decried big government in schools, but wound up keeping her agency at center stage.
Andrew Ujifusa, December 14, 2020
12 min read
President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Federal How Biden Could Please the K-12 World by Picking an Education Secretary From Outside It
The president-elect could find that picking someone from a higher education background might make his life easier on complicated K-12 issues.
Evie Blad, December 3, 2020
6 min read
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released guidance about the coronavirus pandemic's on state accountability systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Matt York/AP
Federal DeVos' Team Has Left Biden a Policy Blueprint Several of Her Critics Support
Guidance from the Trump administration about accountability requirements has gotten support from groups frequently critical of Betsy DeVos.
Andrew Ujifusa, November 23, 2020
4 min read
Sonja Santelises, the CEO of Baltimore Public Schools, third from left, speaks on a panel at Building the Tech Talent Pipeline in 2019 in Annadale, Va.
Sonja Santelises, the CEO of Baltimore Public Schools, third from left, speaks on a panel at Building the Tech Talent Pipeline in 2019 in Annadale, Va.
Eric Kayne/AP Images for JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Federal Major Tensions Flare Over Education Secretary Before Joe Biden Even Picks One
An online fracas over potential picks has made Baltimore superintendent Sonja Santelises a lightning rod for competing views.
Andrew Ujifusa, November 18, 2020
5 min read