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First Lady, Miguel Cardona to Visit Meriden School Today

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be joined by newly-confirmed Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on her visit to Meriden on Wednesday.

The two will visit Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, according to a release from the Office of the First Lady.

Meriden is getting a pair of special visitors on Wednesday, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Education Secretary Dr. Miguel Cardona.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Cardona as education secretary on Monday evening.

Cardona grew up in Meriden and after college, returned to the city to begin his career in education. He was a fourth-grade teacher before becoming the state's youngest-ever principal.

He later became Connecticut's education commissioner and was nominated by then-President-elect Joe Biden to be U.S. Secretary of Education.

The First Lady of the United States is coming to Connecticut. Dr. Jill Biden will be in Meriden next Wednesday. Mayor Kevin Scarpati says it’s been about 70 years since a president has visited Meriden, and it’s believed that next week will mark the first time a first lady has ever visited.

Meriden Mayor Kevin Scarpati said he believes Jill Biden's visit will be the time a first lady has ever visited the city.

Dr. Biden and Dr. Cardona will also visit a school in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

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