President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday evening announced that Connecticut’s Miguel Cardona is his pick to lead the U.S. Department of Education.
Miguel Cardona, assistant superintendent in Meriden, is expected to be appointed soon as the state’s new education commissioner. Miguel Cardona, assistant superintendent in Meriden, is expected to be appointed soon as the state’s new education commissioner. The State Board of Education is scheduled to vote Thursday on the governor’s selection of Miguel Cardona, the assistant […]
In a dramatic reversal, Meriden’s Miguel Cardona is expected to be chosen rather than Bloomfield Superintendent James Thompson.
If he is appointed by Gov. Ned Lamont, Thompson would be the first African American to serve as state education commissioner.
State officials are preparing to name a second interim Department of Education commissioner Friday as the search for a permanent leader heads into its seventh month.
Gov. Ned Lamont hasn’t filled six vacancies, which has also slowed the selection of a new education commissioner.
Lamont needs the board’s recommendation before he can appoint a new leader
The GOP lacked the numbers to successfully reverse Malloy’s veto of a bill that would have set new qualifications for the state’s education commissioner, but they had enough to force a debate.
Majority Democrats in the General Assembly will not try to override any of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s vetoes when they meet in special session Monday, House and Senate Democratic leadership announced Friday morning.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy renewed a fight with organized labor Wednesday by vetoing legislation sought by teachers’ unions that would have set a statutory requirement for state education commissioners to have a strong classroom background, something his first education commissioner lacked. The CEA is asking legislators to override the veto.