Updated at 7:43 p.m. ET
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Miguel Cardona, the head of Connecticut's public schools, to be his secretary of education.
In a statement Tuesday evening, Biden called Cardona a "lifelong champion of public education."
Cardona makes true on an early Biden promise to pick an education secretary who was a teacher: "A teacher. Promise," Biden told the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union, back in July 2019.