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Ed-Tech Commission Issues 5-Point Plan
A commission of prominent education leaders released a five-point plan last month to help facilitate the growth of digital learning across the country.
The Leading Education by Advancing Digital, or LEAD, commission is co-chaired by Lee Bollinger, the president of Columbia University; Jim Coulter, the co-founder of TPG Capital; Margaret Spellings, a former U.S. secretary of education; and Jim Steyer, the chief executive officer of Common Sense Media.
The commission recommended updating the wiring of schools to support high-speed Internet; giving digital devices to all students by 2020; accelerating the adoption of digital curricula; investing in technology-rich schools of innovation to serve as models; and providing teachers with training and support to implement technology effectively.
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