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Rep. Alma Adams to Host US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona in Charlotte

Jul 9, 2021
Press Release
Secretary Cardona and Rep. Adams Highlight Support for HBCUs, Summer Enrichment with Visits to Johnson C. Smith University and Paw Creek Elementary School

CHARLOTTE - On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and U.S. Rep. Alma Adams of North Carolina will visit Johnson C. Smith University, tour the university’s Science Center, and participate in a roundtable discussion with students and education leaders. Secretary Cardona will discuss the Build Back Better agenda, a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s future that includes $45 billion in investments for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), including Johnson C. Smith University. The roundtable will be followed by a brief press gaggle with Secretary Cardona and Rep. Adams. 

Secretary Cardona and Rep. Adams also will visit Paw Creek Elementary School after school hours, where they will tour a Camp CMS program and learn about types of instruction offered to students with exceptional needs. Camp CMS, led by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is a free, full-day summer experience for K-12 students with in-person learning. After the tour, Secretary Cardona and Rep. Adams will speak with parents of students with exceptional needs and discuss how to best support children with disabilities. This visit coincides with National Summer Learning Week, where Secretary Cardona is highlighting the importance of reengaging students and building excitement around returning to in-person learning this fall. The roundtable will be followed by a brief press gaggle with Secretary Cardona and Rep. Adams. 

Press access to the tours and roundtable is limited. Certain events will be pooled press. If you are interested in covering these events, please email press@ed.gov. 

Monday, July 12, 2021 

Tour of Johnson C. Smith University Science Center 

Where:    
Johnson C. Smith University  
Science Center 
100 Beatties Ford Rd. 
Charlotte, North Carolina  

When:   
2:10 – 2:30 p.m. ET (Time is subject to change) 

Participants:   
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
Rep. Alma Adams 

Press: Space is limited. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov

Roundtable Conversation with Students and Education Leaders on Build Back Better Agenda 

Where: 
Johnson C. Smith University 
STEM Innovation Center 
100 Beatties Ford Rd. 
Charlotte, North Carolina  

When:   
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. ET (Time is subject to change) 

Participants:   
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona  
Rep. Alma Adams  
Johnson C. Smith University President Clarence D. Armbrister 
Various students and education leaders 

Press: This is an open press event. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov

Press Gaggle with Secretary Cardona and Rep. Adams  

Where:
Johnson C. Smith University  
STEM Innovation Center 
100 Beatties Ford Rd.  
Charlotte, North Carolina  

When: 
3:15 – 3:25 p.m. ET (Time is subject to change) 

Participants: 
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona  
Rep. Alma Adams 

Press: This is an open press event. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov


Tour of Camp CMS Program at Paw Creek Elementary School 

Where:     
Paw Creek Elementary School  
1300 Cathey Rd.   
Charlotte, North Carolina  

When:   
4:20 – 4:30 p.m. ET (Time is subject to change) 

Participants:   
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona  Rep. Alma Adams 
Paw Creek Elementary School Principal Danielle K. Belton 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education Chairperson Elyse C. Dashew 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Deputy Superintendent Dr. Matt Hayes 

Press: Space is limited. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov


Roundtable Conversation with Camp CMS Parents  

Where:     
Paw Creek Elementary School  
1300 Cathey Rd.   
Charlotte, North Carolina  

When:   
4:30 – 4:50 p.m. ET (Time is subject to change) 

Participants:   
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona  
Rep. Alma Adams  
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education Chairperson Elyse C. Dashew 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Deputy Superintendent Dr. Matt Hayes 
Parents of students with exceptional needs  

Press: This is an open press event. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov

 

Press Gaggle with Secretary Cardona and Rep. Adams at Paw Creek Elementary School 

Where:     
Paw Creek Elementary School  
1300 Cathey Rd.   
Charlotte, North Carolina  

When: 
4:50 – 5 p.m. ET (Time is subject to change) 

Participants: 
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona  
Rep. Alma Adams 

Press: This is an open press event. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov

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