U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona will visit Madison early next month as part of a launch of the “Return to School Road Tour 2023″ which features stops in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
The Department of Education announced Thursday that Cardona will make a stop in Madison on Sept. 7 and will be joined by Rep. Mark Pocan. While in Wisconsin, Cardona will highlight the impact of high school career pathways programs on student success.
“This year’s Back to School Bus Tour will demonstrate how states, districts, schools, and higher education institutions, with strong support and investment from the Biden-Harris Administration, are already working boldly and creatively to Raise the Bar for education in our country – from fostering academic recovery to investing in mental health supports, strengthening and supporting the educator workforce to expanding out-of-school time programs and building new career pathways to efforts to increase college access and affordability,” said U.S. Secretary Cardona in a media release from the U.S. Department of Education. “To serve our nation’s students well for years to come, we need to see pockets of excellence in some places become systems of success in all places. I’m looking forward to lifting up great models in education and highlighting how our country benefits when we work together to invest in our children and young people – the future of our nation.”