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Introduction

"By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world."

—President Barack Obama,
Address to Congress, Feb. 24, 2009

November 9, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Releases Finalized National Education Technology Plan

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today released the U.S. Department of Education's plan for transforming American education through technology, a process that would create an engaging state-of-the-art, cradle-to-college school system nationwide.

Executive Summary

Education is the key to America's economic growth and prosperity and to our ability to compete in the global economy. It is the path to good jobs and higher earning power for Americans. It is necessary for our democracy to work. It fosters the cross-border, cross-cultural collaboration required to solve the most challenging problems of our time.

Letter From the Secretary

November 2010

Dear Members of Congress:

National Education Technology Plan 2010

“By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.”

—President Barack Obama, Address to Congress, February 24, 2009

July 21, 2010

National Summit Brings Together Technology, Rural Ed Experts to Focus on Solutions for Overcoming Distance, Accessing Resources

More than 150 rural education stakeholders and technology experts from 26 states came together to learn from one another and provide feedback to federal officials today at a National Rural Education Technology Summit in Washington, D.C.

March 3, 2010

Using Technology to Transform Schools—Remarks by Secretary Arne Duncan at the Association of American Publishers Annual Meeting

This is an extraordinary time for all of us in the field of education. One year ago, schools throughout the country were facing an education catastrophe. One estimate said that 600,000 jobs were at risk. Working together, the President and Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with $100 billion for education.

May 7, 2009

Department Hosts Mega-Event on Educational Technologies and Student Learning

Enhancing education with creative technology could be the catch phrase for today's daylong, mega-event. Participants and partners will attend policy briefings, lively exhibits, and roundtable discussions on the effects of educational technologies on student learning.

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