U.S. Secretary of Education Cardona tours Elmhurst school, discusses summer learning programs

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona joined Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng on a tour of P.S. 007 in Elmhurst Tuesday, Aug. 16, to observe the summer learning programs being offered there. Following the tour, Cardona and Meng joined other local officials running the programs, as well as the kids and their parents, to discuss the summer learning programs.

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(Photo by Ethan Marshall)

Before the roundtable discussion, Cardona and Meng stopped in on a class of kids creating art. Each student had been working on styles inspired by different artists, from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. Cardona came away very impressed with the art program, saying he hadn’t learned about some of the styles the kids were familiar with until he was in college.

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