U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to Speak at the Carnegie Foundation’s Summit on Improvement in Education

March 16, 2022

Annual conference will take place March 27–29 in San Diego

Today, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced that U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will speak at its 9th annual Summit on Improvement in Education conference taking place March 27–29 in San Diego. The Summit is a vibrant learning community for diverse groups of interdisciplinary educational professionals to come together and share how they are using improvement approaches to advance educational equity.

Miguel Cardona photo“We are thrilled and honored that Secretary Cardona will join us for the Carnegie Summit,” says Carnegie President Timothy Knowles. “Now, more than ever, we need practitioners, policy leaders, philanthropists, and the social and commercial sector to join forces and break new ground for American children. The Secretary’s leadership, engagement, and voice will help us achieve that goal.”

Secretary Cardona and President Knowles will engage in a fireside chat that is open to all Summit attendees. Among other topics, they will discuss instructional engagement and recovery, reimagining educational systems to support success in K–12 and postsecondary systems, and putting equity at the center of educational work.

“I am eager to participate in the Carnegie Summit to explore how our priorities at the U.S. Department of Education intersect with the Foundation’s new areas of focus,” says Secretary Cardona. “It should be a great conversation.”

“As a former teacher, principal, and district and state leader, Secretary Cardona knows the work and recognizes that now is the time for transformational leadership and learning,” says Knowles. “We are lucky to have Secretary Cardona at the helm.”

Since the inception of Summit in 2014, thousands of school district leaders, principals, teachers, policymakers, researchers, and K–12 and higher education administrators across the country and around the world have taken up these methods. These educational leaders are challenging existing norms, learning new practices of quality improvement, and reinforcing a commitment to improve the nation’s schools.

The Summit 2022 in-person conference will also have a virtual option. Registration is currently open.

The mission of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is to catalyze transformational change in education so that every student has the opportunity to live a healthy, dignified, and fulfilling life.