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White House Launches “Digital Promise” Initiative: Key Effort by Leaders in Industry and Universities to Spur Breakthrough Learning Technologies

Secretary Duncan to keynote, announce leaders tasked with accelerating education innovation

Phil Larson (OSTP), (202) 456-6043 ,
Dept. Education Press Office , (202) 401-1576,

Event Date 1: September 16, 2011 10:00 am - 11:15 am

The White House and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will help launch “Digital Promise” on Friday at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at 10 a.m. “Digital Promise” is a new national center created by Congress to advance breakthrough technologies that can help transform teaching and learning.

The Initiative will build on the themes of innovation and entrepreneurship in President Obama’s Joint Session speech. During the launch, the Administration will announce new initiatives to spur R&D and private-sector investment in learning technology and address barriers to entrepreneurial success.

Members of the media wishing to cover Friday's Digital Promise launch who do not have a White House hard pass must submit their full name, date of birth, Social Securitynumber, country of citizenship, gender, country of birth, and city and state of residence to before 9:00 AM ET on Thursday, September 15. Further instructions and logistical details will be provided later.

Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Leaders in education and technology
What : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Leaders in education and technology
When : 10 to 11:15 a.m. EST on Friday, Sept. 16
Where : Eisenhower Executive Office Building
South Court Auditorium