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Cardona Nomination Clears First Hurdle

Image of Dr. Cardona speaking at nomination

On Thursday, Dr. Miguel Cardona’s nomination to be Secretary of Education was approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee by a bipartisan 17-5 vote.

Cardona is a life-long educator who plans to draw on that experience as the leader of the U.S. Department of Education. His vision is for a more inclusive and equitable education system, including for students with disabilities. During his confirmation hearing last week, he remarked that fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act would be a “game changer.”

The final step in Cardona’s confirmation process will be consideration by the full Senate. That vote is expected in the coming weeks.

Posted:  12 February, 2021

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