Education Secretary Miguel Cardona: Here’s my five-point plan to get students back in school full time

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona: Here’s my five-point plan to get students back in school full time

The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest and most complex challenge our education system has experienced. It has been extraordinary to see schools, educators and families face this challenge head-on and continue to educate our students.

But despite heroic work by educators and staff, the year-long pandemic has led to fewer learning opportunities, more kids going hungry, greater stress and a growing sense of social isolation. The disruption in school has taken the heaviest toll on students of color, students from families with low incomes, English learners, students in rural communities and students with disabilities —  impacting their social, emotional and mental health, and academic well-being.

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