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Statement from Deborah Delisle, President and CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education, on the Appointment of Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chair of the Federal Communications Commission

For Release: January 25, 2021  

Contact: Dorie Turner Nolt, 404.861.1127,  

Washington, D.C. — “We are delighted that the Biden administration has named Jessica Rosenworcel the acting chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Commissioner Rosenworcel is a true champion for closing the homework gap and ensuring that the nearly 17 million children without home internet service don’t fall behind their more affluent classmates, particularly during the pandemic when so many students are receiving their education online. We look forward to continuing to work with Commissioner Rosenworcel on closing the digital divide for students and families.” 


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.   

July 21, 2020

Publication | Congress, COVID Response & Recovery, Data and Privacy, Digital Divide, Digital Learning, Robust Infrastructure

Homework Gap

16.9 million children remain logged out because they don’t have internet at home.
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