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Digital Learning Now!: Govs. Jeb Bush and Bob Wise Announce the 10 Elements of High-Quality Digital Learning

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Digital Learning Now!: Govs. Jeb Bush and Bob Wise Announce the 10 Elements of High-Quality Digital Learning

We share a vision for education in America.

Our vision is an education that maximizes every child’s potential for learning, prepares every child with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and careers, and launches every child into the world with the ability to pursue his or her dreams.

By unleashing the power of digital learning, America has the ability to realize that vision today.

Digital learning can customize and personalize education so all students learn in their own style at their own pace, which maximizes their chances for success in school and beyond. With digital learning, every student—from rural communities to inner cities—can access high quality and rigorous courses in every subject, including foreign languages, math and science.

Digital learning can also be the catalyst for transformational change in education. It is a tool that can address a myriad of challenges faced by schools, community leaders, and policymakers. Digital learning can connect students in the most remote areas with high quality college- and career-prep courses taught by a highly qualified teacher who does not work inside their school building. It can be a powerful tool for teachers who are struggling to meet a variety of student needs. And it can connect communities to a vast network of resources that will help their students compete and succeed in the global economy.

As governors, we learned that a comprehensive roadmap to reform yields success. That’s why we convened the Digital Learning Council with leaders in education, government, philanthropy, business, technology and think tanks to define the actions that lawmakers and policymakers must take to spark a revolution in digital learning. More than 100 people from across the nation invested countless hours and energy in this rapid virtual policy development. We are grateful to the council members for forging a path for education’s historic shift from print to digital, from age groups to individuals and from seat time to competency.

The 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning is just the beginning. During the next year, we will work to turn proposals into policy and arguments into action to transform education for today’s students. We hope you join us.

Jeb Bush                                    Bob Wise

For more information on the 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning, please visit Digital Learning Now!

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Media inquiries may also be requested of:

Bennet Ratcliff, Vander Ark/Ratcliff for the Digital Learning Council
bennet@varpartners.net
310-261-0408

Jaryn Emhof, Foundation for Excellence in Education
jaryn@excelined.org
850-528-8629

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The goal of the Digital Learning Council (DLC) is to identify the digital learning policies and practices that local, state and national leaders should adopt to create a high quality digital learning landscape empowering our schools and students with the tools necessary for success in twenty-first-century skills. The DLC has launched Digital Learning Now! to implement the Elements in the second phase of this project.

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century.

The Foundation for Excellence in Education, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is igniting a movement of reform, state by state, to transform education for the twenty-first-century economy.

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