“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
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.
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.
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.