Statement from Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, on the Introduction of the Transforming Education Through Technology Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2013
Phone: (202) 828-0828
WASHINGTON, DC--Today, U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA) introduced H.R. 521, the Transforming Education Through Technology Act. The legislation would provide states, school districts and schools with resources and support to expand the availability of digital learning. By effectively utilizing technology to enhance education, the legislation will help to ensure that all students graduate from high school, college- and career-ready. In response, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, made the following statement.
"Technology is enriching nearly every facet of our lives. Unfortunately, the nation’s system of education has yet to fully embrace the potential of technology and digital learning. I applaud Congressman Miller for introducing legislation that will bring promise of technology to the nation’s classrooms."
Additional information on the Transforming Education Through Technology Act is available at http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/bill/transforming-education-through-technology-act.
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 high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. For more information about the Alliance for Excellent Education, please visit http://www.all4ed.org.