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Tom Rooney ‘ConnectED to the Future’ In the News

November 24, 2014

In partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, the U.S. Department of Education will host 12 regional summits for Future Ready school districts to assist local educational leaders as they develop and implement action plans to use technology to personalize learning in their school districts. Preparing America’s students with the skills they need to get good jobs and compete in the global economy demands an interactive, personalized learning experience, education experts say. But according to the Federal Communications Commission, 68 percent of school districts report that not a single school in their district can meet high-speed connectivity goals, and too few American schools have the broadband connections necessary to support innovative teaching and learning. Most also lack the wireless connectivity to individualize instruction for students.

White House to further expand digital access in classrooms In the News

November 24, 2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Monday proposed that the cap on annual spending for Internet in schools be raised by $1.5 billion. Obama has asked Congress for $200 million in Fiscal Year 2015 to help fund the initiative. But school districts, many of them cash-strapped, will still have to find room in their budgets for technology. The administration said that districts will still have to tailor their budgets to accommodate technology. The Department of Education, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, plans to hold 12 regional summits to help educators introduce and use technology in schools.

FUTURE READY: Alliance for Excellent Education and U.S. Department of Education to Lead Future Ready Schools Initiative with Support from LEAD Commission Article

November 19, 2014

Appearing with President Obama and more than 100 district school superintendents at a White House convening, Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise today announced a series of regional summits and the unveiling of vast resources for district superintendents who take the U.S. Department of Education’s Future Ready District Pledge to develop the human and technological capacity needed to personalize learning using digital tools.

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At White House Convening, Gov. Bob Wise Announces Series of Regional Summits to Get School Districts “Future Ready” Press Release

November 19, 2014

Appearing with President Obama and more than 100 district school superintendents at a White House convening, Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise today announced a series of regional summits and the unveiling of vast resources for district superintendents who take the U.S. Department of Education’s Future Ready District Pledge to develop the human and technological capacity needed to personalize learning using digital tools.

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Future Ready
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