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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:26 PM

Miguel Cardona confirmed as education secretary

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)The Senate voted 64-33 on Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona, a former public school teacher, as secretary of education.

He faces the monumental task of helping guide school districts to safely provide in-person instruction as teachers' unions in some places across the country are fighting reopening plans.

President Joe Biden has pledged to reopen most schools by May, within his first 100 days in office, and is pushing Congress to approve another $170 billion in education funding.

Cardona, whose family is from Puerto Rico, enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of Connecticut's public education system. He began his career as fourth-grade teacher in Meriden, in the same district where he attended school. Cardona soon became a principal and then assistant superintendent of the district before being named state commissioner in 2019.

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