Education Secretary Reports Survey Findings

Reopening of schools making progress.

On Wednesday, Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona released a statement regarding the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2021 School Survey.

The secretary stated, “Today’s findings from the National Center for Education Statistics show encouraging early progress in states and communities’ efforts to reopen schools safely and quickly. As of February, 76% of schools were open for full-time or hybrid learning. While schools continue to show us what’s possible as they work to open their doors and meet students’ needs, we know that we still have a lot of ground to go.”

He continued, “At the Department of Education, we are committed to working with schools all across the country to get them reopened quickly and safely and to build confidence among families and educators. We owe it to our students – especially students in underserved communities and students with disabilities  – to get all our schools opened safely and to meet the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of all students.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Cardona to seek God’s wisdom as he leads the Education Department.
  • For the state and local education officials to utilize the support provided to reopen in-person learning.
  • For students and families adversely impacted by the pandemic’s interruption of K-12 education.

Sources: Department of Education


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