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Statement from Deborah Delisle on the Confirmation of Jessica Rosenworcel as Chair of the FCC

For Release: Dec. 7, 2021 

Contact: Dorie Turner Nolt, 404.861.1127,   

“We are delighted that Jessica Rosenworcel has been confirmed as the chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Chair Rosenworcel is a true champion for closing the homework gap — a term she coined — and ensuring that the nearly 17 million children without home internet service don’t fall behind their more affluent classmates in school. Under her leadership as acting chair, the FCC has committed more than $10 billion to help schools, libraries, and families across the country get much-needed internet access, particularly when the pandemic shuttered schools across the country. We look forward to continuing to work with Chair Rosenworcel on closing the digital divide for students and families.” 


Deborah S. Delisle is the president and CEO of All4Ed (formerly the Alliance for Excellent Education) and served as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education from 2012 to 2015.   

All4Ed (formerly the Alliance for Excellent Education) is a Washington, DC–based national organization dedicated to advancing policies and practices so all students, especially those from underserved communities and particularly students of color and those from low-income families, graduate from high school prepared to complete postsecondary education and achieve success in a rapidly changing world.