Obama to Host Ed-Tech Summit for Superintendents
Obama to Host Ed-Tech Summit for Superintendents
Posted on 11/14/2014
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Hoping to call attention to district leaders' role in promoting the use of educational technology and build upon his ConnectED initiative to improve schools' broadband infrastructure, President Barack Obama will host a White House summit of superintendents and other educators on Wednesday, according to administration officials.

The goals are to encourage the sharing of ideas and best practices when it comes to the digital transformation of schools, highlight the work of exemplary superintendents, and get system leaders to sign on to the department's "Future Ready District Pledge." During the summit, President Obama is also expected to host a digital ceremony in which more than 100 superintendents sign the pledge.

In a related effort, the federal education department also intends to soon release guidance around how funds associated with Title I, Title II and other programs can be used to support technology improvements in schools, according to Richard Culatta, the director of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology.  Further details are not yet available.