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Miguel Angel Cardona (born July 11, 1975) is an American educator and is currently serving as the twelfth United States secretary of education under President Joe Biden since 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 64–33 on March 1, 2021. Cardona previously served as commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education from 2019 to 2021.
|12th United States Secretary of Education|
|Assumed office |
March 2, 2021
|Preceded by||Betsy DeVos|
|Commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education|
August 8, 2019 – March 1, 2021
|Preceded by||Dianna Wentzell|
|Succeeded by||Charlene Russell-Tucker|
Miguel Angel Cardona
(1975-07-11) July 11, 1975 (age 47)
Meriden, Connecticut, U.S.
|Education||Central Connecticut State University (BS)|
University of Connecticut (MS, SYC, EdD)
Miguel Cardona speaks on his vision for the Department of Education post Covid-19 pandemic
Recorded January 27, 2022
A native of Meriden, Connecticut, Cardona began his career as a fourth-grade teacher at Israel Putnam Elementary School in Meriden. In 2003, at the age of twenty-seven, he was named principal of Meriden's Hanover School, making him the youngest principal in the state.