Education Secretary, FCC Chairman to Headline Digital Learning Day Town Hall; 20,000 Students, Teachers Expected Online


Contact:  
Education Department, Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov
Neil Grace, FCC: Press Secretary, 202-418-0506, neil.grace@fcc.gov
Jason Amos, Communications Director , Alliance for Excellent Education, jamos@all4ed.org


Event Date 1: February 01, 2012 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will participate Wednesday in the first national Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology.

Originating from The Newseum in Washington, Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski will open a national town hall webcast to an audience of more than 20,000 students and teachers online at schools across the country.

The day’s activities are aimed at profiling great teachers who effectively use technology to support student learning and focus on improving access and equity for all students.

On hand with Duncan and Genachowski will be former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education whose organization is designing and hosting the event. Washington’s WJLA-TV anchor Leon Harris will moderate.

For details on Digital Learning Day, see http://www.digitallearningday.org/.

RSVP: Due to limited studio seating, reporters should please RSVP attendance to Alliance for Excellent Education Communications Director Jason Amos at jamos@all4ed.org.


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski
Former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education
Moderator Leon Harris, news anchor for WJLA-TV in Washington
What : Remarks to a national town hall webcast for Digital Learning Day with an estimated audience of more than 20,000 students and teachers online at schools across the country, recognizing the accomplishments and potential of digital learning
When : 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
Where : The Newseum, The Knight studio, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Webcast: www.digitallearningday.org
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