BIPARTISAN LEAD COMMISSION HAILS FURTHER PROGRESS ON CONNECTED SCHOOLS

RECOGNIZES PRESIDENT OBAMA, ADOBE AND PREZI FOR COMMITMENT TO DIGITAL LEARNING

 

Feb. 28, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – The bipartisan Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission today welcomes the news of further progress in connecting our schools and commends President Obama for his continued support of advancing digital learning in our nation’s classrooms. As part of the president’s ConnectED effort to connect 99% of students to next-generation broadband and wireless technology within five years, President Obama is announcing $400 million in new private sector commitments from Adobe and Prezi.

The following statement can be attributed to the LEAD Commission:

“We applaud President Obama for his continued commitment to digital learning and commend Adobe and Prezi for their generous donations. The Administration and America’s leading technology companies are making great strides in getting students across the nation access to more and better technology, which will provide the resources needed for our students and schools to better compete in an increasingly digital and global economy. Real student improvement can be achieved with better use of and more access to technology and empowering teachers to use that technology in their classrooms.”