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Secretary Cardona Statement on Confirmation of Education Department Officials Brown, Rodriguez and G

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona gave the accompanying assertion on the Senate affirmations of Lisa Brown, Roberto Rodríguez, and Gwen Graham


"With these affirmations the Biden Administration and the American public addition three more devoted and recognized public help experts. Together, they will assist with propelling the Department's legitimate and strategy endeavors and guarantee successful joint effort with the government, state, and neighborhood authorities who address our common constituents. 


As General Counsel, Lisa Brown brings an enthusiasm for equity, an astute legitimate psyche, and an intensive order of training issues to the Department's work of guaranteeing equivalent admittance to quality schooling for all understudies. 


Roberto Rodríguez, in the job of Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, will turn abilities sharpened over a striking vocation to guaranteeing that this current office's activities are grounded in proof, in the experience of teachers, and in evenhanded methodologies that address the issues of understudies. 


Furthermore, definitely nobody is better prepared for the job of Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs than Gwen Graham, herself a previous individual from Congress and a metro and state funded training pioneer with an exceptional record of administration and effect. 


"Every one of them perceive the extraordinary force of incredible schooling, and I am enchanted to invite these exceptional people to the organization. I realize they will work enthusiastically to the greatest advantage of the country's understudies, families, teachers, and networks." 


About Lisa Brown 


Lisa Brown is right now Vice President and General Counsel of Georgetown University, where she gives lawful guidance to the University's President, Board of Directors, and senior scholastic and managerial officials; serves in the President's Cabinet; and tutors original undergrads and understudies inspired by law and civil rights. Brown likewise serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Law and Social Policy, DC Theater Lab and SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders). 


Brown has invested broad energy openly administration. She served in the Administration of President Obama, first as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary in the White House, and afterward as Acting Chief Performance Officer at the Office of Management and Budget. She recently had filled in as Co-Director of Agency Review for the Obama-Biden Transition Project. During the Administration of President Clinton, Brown started as a profession legal advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice and afterward became Counsel to Vice President Gore, where she additionally filled in as an individual from the Executive Board of the President's Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities. Between the two organizations, Brown was Executive Director of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. Prior to entering the public authority, Brown was an accomplice at the Washington law office of Shea and Gardner. Brown clerked for the Honorable John C. Godbold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Montgomery, Ala. 


Brown graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in political economy, and acquired her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where she graduated with distinction and filled in as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Legal Forum. 


About Roberto Rodríguez 


Roberto Rodríguez has committed his vocation in government and in the non-benefit area to propelling training value, access, and greatness. He is broadly perceived for his authority in youth, K-12 and postsecondary instruction strategy, and for building multi-area organizations with instructors, policymakers, school pioneers and networks to all the more likely react to the necessities of different students. He is committed to the rule that all understudies merit total and serious training that sets them up for school, professions, and full interest in our majority rule government. 


Most as of late, Rodríguez filled in as President and CEO of Teach Plus where he expanded a value driven educator administration development that connected with large number of instructors to shape public arrangement and educational practice to convey more noteworthy freedom for understudies. Instruct Plus works across 12 states to develop and uphold its educators as pioneers and change specialists in impacting training strategy, frameworks, and schools. 


Rodríguez drove endeavors at the White House to shape and carry out President Obama's schooling plan, serving on the Domestic Policy Council as Deputy Assistant to the President for the length of the Obama Administration. His endeavors prompted an increment of a huge number of extra kids tried out preschool and kid care; new organizations to all the more likely customize and upgrade the secondary school insight to address individual issues of understudies; production of a new, public spotlight on greatness in STEM instruction; and an extension of the Pell Grant to support cooperation in advanced education. Under his authority, support for higher scholastic principles, upgraded educator improvement and headway, and more profound interest in America's schools eventually prompted the institution by the U.S. Congress of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. 


Preceding his administration in the White House, Rodríguez went through eight years as Senior Education Advisor and later Chief Counsel to the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), previous Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. In this job, he drove effective bipartisan endeavors that brought about the institution of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, and the Head Start Act of 2007. Rodríguez started his expert profession in Washington, D.C., at Unidos US, where he coordinated exploration and strategy examination of government and state instruction issues. 


A Michigan local, Rodríguez holds a four year certification from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor and a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 


About Gwen Graham 


Gwen Graham, who sharpened her obligation to public assistance as an innovator in Florida's nearby government funded schools, is a regarded previous individual from Congress with a standing for reasonableness, empathy, and critical thinking. Graham filled in as the Congressional delegate from Florida's second District during the 114th Congress and was known as one of the House's most bipartisan individuals. She is a lawyer and preceding her administration in Congress, zeroed in her training on government funded instruction as Chief of Labor and Employee Relations for the Leon County School District. She was associated with each part of the instructive interaction and was perceived for her honesty and decency. The Florida Education Association and the Leon Classroom Teachers Association were the main associations to underwrite her Congressional bid. She additionally filled in as a board individual from the statewide Florida Educational Negotiators. Graham is a glad result of public K-12 training, similar to her kids, and she filled in as PTA President and School Advisory Council Chair while they were youthful. She has dealt with various official missions, and in 2004 filled in as John Kerry's proxy facilitator in Florida. She at present fills in as a board head of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida, the Florida State Parks Foundation, and as Vice Chair of the City of Tallahassee Independent Ethics Board. 


Source:https://www.ed.gov/news/official statements/secretary-cardona-articulation affirmation schooling division authorities brown-rodriguez-and-graham


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