EducationCounsel’s Summary of the Biden Administration’s Early Actions Related to Education

Published January 26, 2021
by Jennifer Castagna, Sean Worley, and Kristin Herrmann

On January 20, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into their respective Offices, marking the official beginning of the Biden Administration. During the first few days of the new administration, President Biden took several executive actions, some of which have notable education and early childhood impacts. The summary provides a detailed look at President Biden's early actions related to education, including signing multiple Executive Orders and Memoranda on day one of his presidency followed by additional executive actions on his second and third days in office. Additionally, the president released a National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness, which includes a goal to safely reopen schools, businesses, and travel while protecting workers.