Department's OET Director to Give Keynote Address at Second Annual Student Voice Live! Summit

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Richard Culatta, director of the Office of Educational Technology (OET), will lead a workshop titled, "Students as Partners in Closing the Digital Divide," at Student Voice's annual Student Voice Live! Summit on Saturday, Sept. 20, at shootdigital studios in New York City. Culatta will discuss how technology can be leveraged to transform teaching and learning and the important role students play in creating "future-ready schools."

The summit aims to advance the education community through leveraging voices and actions of students. At the event, students, thought leaders and change-makers will tackle some of education's most fundamental issues and engage in community-building discussions to strengthen ties between students, teachers and policymakers. Joining Culatta on the panel are Jack Andraka, student, inventor, scientist and cancer researcher; Amanda Ripley, author of the New York Times best-selling novel, "The Smartest Kids in the World"; Alexis Glick, TV personality, former vice president of Fox Business and CEO of GENYouth; Steve Culburtson, president and CEO of Youth Service America; and Sixto Cancel, founder of Think of Us and foster child advocate.

Student Voice is a student-led nonprofit organization spearheading a social movement to integrate student voices into the global education conversation.