On November 19, President Obama hosted more than 125 school leaders and educators from across the nation at the White House for the “ConnectED to the Future” event.
At the event, the President launched his Administration’s effort to assist school leaders in their transition to digital learning as part of his plan to connect 99 percent of America’s students to high-speed broadband internet in their schools and libraries. The President encouraged district leaders to take the Future Ready District Pledge to transition their schools to high-speed connectivity, to provide their learners with greater access to high-quality digital devices and content, and to provide teachers and principals with the support needed to use technology in innovative ways.
“Schoolwires is proud to play a key role in the President’s ConnectED Initiative. Using high-speed broadband connectivity and modern technologies, coupled with the commitment of district leaders to make their schools future ready, will help transform the classroom experience for all students to help maximize their success,” said Edward Marflak, Chairman and Founder of Schoolwires, Inc.
The Future Ready Schools Initiative is led by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the U.S. Department of Education with support from the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission. The initiative is a bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. The Alliance invited Schoolwires, Inc. to design, develop, and host the Future Ready Schools website where all district leaders nationwide are being invited to pledge their commitment to work with educators, families, and community members to make all of their schools Future Ready. The site is also the resource hub to encourage and support district leaders as they transition their districts to personalized, digital learning. As of November 21, over 1,200 superintendents had taken the pledge.
“We commend the Alliance for Excellent Education, the U.S. Department of Education, the LEAD Commission, and our seasoned, professional team of designers, developers, and hosting operations for their outstanding efforts to support the launch of the Future Ready Schools Initiative via a world-class website,” said Christiane Crawford, President/CEO of Schoolwires. “We also applaud all superintendents who are committing to the future readiness of their schools.”
To learn more about the Future Ready Schools Initiative, visit http://www.FutureReadySchools.org