Biden picks former public school teacher as secretary of Education

By: - December 23, 2020 2:35 pm

Cardona has worked as an elementary teacher, teaching fourth grade, and as a principal and currently serves as the commissioner of education for Connecticut, to which he was appointed by Gov. Ned Lamont in August 2019. (Courtesy of Biden transition team)

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Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.