Senate confirms Cardona as education secretary

By: - March 2, 2021 6:00 am

Miguel Cardona, shown here Dec. 23, after President-Elect Joe Biden announced him as his nominee for Education Secretary, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the position Monday, March 1. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

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.

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