Governor Wes Moore Joins U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona for Conversation on the Power of Education

Per the State of Maryland: Governor Wes Moore this morning joined U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona for a conversation about the power of education at the 2023 National Association of College Admission Counseling conference in Baltimore. The governor and secretary shared perspectives on leadership in a conversation moderated by National Association of College Admission Counseling Chief Executive Officer Angel B. Pérez.

“My two-year college was my foundation, and I believe that we need to give students the opportunity to take the path that best suits them, including through a community college,” said Gov. Moore. “We need to provide world-class education in Maryland and we also need to think about offering programs that train students in industries of the future. I believe in experiential learning, and by giving our students opportunity and choice, I know we will unlock enormous potential.”

Founded in 1937, the National Association of College Admission Counseling’s mission is to empower college admission counseling professionals through education, advocacy, and community. This year’s conference, themed “The Power of Us,” presented an opportunity for 6,500 attendees— including high school counselors, college or university admissions officials, and community-based organizations—to share best practices, inspirational ideas, cutting-edge research, and professional stories for college admission counseling professionals.

Education is a top priority for the Moore-Miller administration. In April, Governor Moore announced more than $100 million in state scholarships and grants for higher education. Through the Delegate Howard P. Rawlings Program of Educational Excellence Awards, the Maryland Higher Education Commission will help more than 43,000 students attend Maryland postsecondary institutions during the 2023-2024 school year.

Last week, Governor Moore joined President Joseph Biden in Prince George’s County and announced $17.4 million in funding for adult education. Maryland will direct $9.5 million in support from the U.S. Department of Education and $7.9 million from the Maryland Department of Labor to 23 adult education providers who will expand access to basic and secondary education for adults, English language acquisition, civics education, integrated education and training, and family literacy.

All 16 Maryland community colleges, two local K-12 school systems, three community-based organizations, one public library system and the state correctional education system will receive the funding.

To learn more about the National Association of College Admission Counseling, visit

Recent Stories

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) have responded to several collisions on University Blvd E in the area of E. Indian Spring Dr. due to icy road conditions,m around…

There are multiple collisions on Tuesday evening that have been affecting traffic across the county. A list of some, courtesy of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) can be…

Per the City of Takoma Park: “Library Renovation construction continues to build momentum! The first few trees have been removed due to spatial limitations on the project site.

Kimco is hosting the Kentlands Market Square Holiday Kickoff on Saturday, December 9th from 11am until 3pm.


Subscribe to our mailing list