Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to Speak at EWA’s National Seminar
Confirmed speakers include educational leaders, researchers and experts.

The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce that U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will speak – and field questions from journalists – at the virtual National Seminar to be held May 3-5, 2021

Secretary Cardona oversees a federal agency that provides more than $90 billion in support to students and schools of all types, including aid for K-12 schools serving low-income families, support for teacher training, and Pell grants to make college more accessible. Prior to joining the Biden administration, Secretary Cardona served as the state education commissioner for Connecticut. He brings decades of experience in the field, including as a school principal and elementary school teacher. 

During the plenary at EWA’s conference, Secretary Cardona will discuss his experiences in education, President Biden’s agenda, and the transition from pandemic to recovery for schools and colleges across the country. 

Attendance at EWA’s National Seminar is free but exclusive to EWA journalist, student and supporting community members. EWA members can reserve their seats here. Those who are not members, but who wish to attend this event, can apply to join EWA. Membership is free for journalist and student members.

EWA’s National Seminar is the largest and most prestigious gathering of education journalists each year. This year’s event, our 74th annual National Seminar, will focus on the theme “Now What? Reporting on Education Amid Uncertainty,” and will feature dozens of leading researchers, education leaders, policymakers and journalists. 

Reserve your seat now!

Among the other confirmed speakers are:

  • Bridget Burns, University Innovation Alliance
  • Adriana Galván, UCLA 
  • Rick Hess, American Enterprise Institute
  • Andrew Ho, Harvard University
  • Pedro Noguera, University of Southern California
  • Julie J. Park, University of Maryland
  • Michael Sorrell, Paul Quinn College
  • Van Ton Quinlivan, Futuro Health