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Assistant Deputy Secretary to Give Keynote Address at Virtual School Symposium

Remarks will address the role of online learning in increasing opportunities for underserved students

Contact:  
Sara Gast, (202) 401-1989 , sara.gast@ed.gov


Event Date 1: November 16, 2011 08:30 am

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will deliver the keynote address at the Virtual School Symposium at 8:30 a.m. MST on Tuesday, Nov. 16. The Symposium, which will focus on the theme “Online and Blended Learning: the Future of Education,” will take place in Glendale, Ariz., at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel.

The event intends to highlight the cutting-edge work in K-12 online education across the country, and about 1,500 education officials are expected to attend. Shelton’s remarks will focus on the role of virtual and blended learning in accelerating the pace of improvement in education and increasing the opportunity for underserved students to learn, despite constrained resources. Additionally, he will discuss the role of online learning and produce evidence about what works, for whom and in which contexts.

Note to editors: Members of the press planning to attend should RSVP to Wendy Fleming at wfleming@inacol.org.


Event 1
Who : Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement
What : Keynote address at the Virtual School Symposium
When : 8:30 a.m. MST on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010
Where : Renaissance Glendale Hotel
9495 West Coyotes Blvd
Glendale, AZ
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