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Digital Learning Day National Town Hall Meeting

February 1, 2012, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Newseum, The Knight Studio, Washington, DC

Chairman Genachowski Joined Education Department Secretary Arne Duncan to Advance U.S. Efforts on Digital Learning

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski joined U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan for a discussion on transitioning K-12 schools to digital learning. In its National Broadband Plan, the FCC presented a vision of using technology to transform how teachers teach and students learn inside and outside of the classroom. Through its E-Rate program, the FCC is the largest funder of information technology in schools across America.

WHAT:
FCC Chairman Genachowski delivered remarks and participated in a roundtable discussion with Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, moderated by ABC7’s Leon Harris as part of the first Digital Learning Day. The National Town Hall featured live interaction with school sites around the country, profiled teachers who effectively use technology to deliver instruction, and focused on successful education innovation projects that demonstrate how technology can be used in the classroom to improve student outcomes.

WHO:
Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Leon Harris, News Anchor, ABC7/WJLA-TV (moderator)
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

WHEN:
1:00PM – 1:30PM Eastern (Chairman and Secretary’s Appearance)
1:00PM – 2:30PM Eastern (Town Hall Event)
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WHERE:
Newseum, The Knight Studio
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001


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