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The Digital Learning Day Imperative: Why It Matters


Matt Akin, Superintendent, Piedmont City School District (Alabama)
Laura Breeden, Partner, Davis and Chapman
and Parent Member, National Center on Learning Disabilities Professional Advisory Board
Brian DeCicco, Physics Teacher, E. L. Haynes Public Charter School (Washington, DC)
Terri Schwartzbeck, Senior Policy Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education

The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar discussion on the most important reason to celebrate Digital Learning Day on February 6, 2013: improving educational opportunities for students who are at-risk, disadvantaged, or otherwise underserved.

Students in rural and urban areas, students with socioeconomic challenges, and students who have been identified as at risk all stand to benefit from the accelerating potential that digital learning provides. Brian DeCicco explained how digital learning strategies are making a difference at a very special charter school in Washington, DC. Matt Akinspoke about why digital learning matters to rural students and Laura Breeden discussed why special needs students in particular stand to benefit from digital learning. Terri Schwartzbeck of the Alliance moderated the webinar.

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 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. For more information about the Alliance, visit

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