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Statement from Deborah Delisle, President and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education, on Digital Learning Day 2021

For Release: February 25, 2021   

Contact: Dorie Turner Nolt, 404.861.1127,   

“Today we mark a decade of celebrating Digital Learning Day (DLDay), an event that has grown to thousands of educators across the country shining a light on the important role that technology plays daily in education—now more than ever. Especially as the pandemic continues to interrupt in-person learning for millions of students across our country—and as educators continue to step up with passion and resilience to meet the needs of every student—we know that learning is not confined within school walls and to the school day. That’s why we continue to call for the federal government to step up to ensure every home has access to high-speed internet and digital devices so all students can learn wherever they are. Whether learning happens at home, school, a learning pod, or local coffee shop, it must be high- quality, customizable, and equitable for every student. We are grateful to the educators who have celebrated #DLDay with us over the last decade and look forward to hearing their latest innovations and successes.”


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

The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those underperforming and those historically underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.