Office of Educational Technology Director Richard Culatta, Deputy Director Joseph South to Address SETDA Leadership Summit in Arlington, Virginia

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Richard Culatta, director of the Office of Educational Technology (OET), will be a panelist on "Data and Student Privacy" at the 2014 State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Leadership Summit on Monday, Oct. 27 in Arlington, Virginia. He will discuss policy issues regarding broadband and device access for students.

SETDA Deputy Executive Director Geoff Fletcher will moderate the session, which will include SETDA senior officials Virginia Bartlett, privacy executive and Paige Kowalski, director, state policy and advocacy, data quality campaign. Other panelists include and Joni Lupovitz, vice president, policy, Common Sense Media; Amelia Vance, policy analyst, National Association of State Boards of Education and OET Deputy Director Joseph South.

The SETDA Leadership Summit brings together leaders from more than 40 state education agencies, including the fields of educational technology, assessment, instructional materials and professional development, fostering in-depth dialogue and collaborative work. Highlights of the summit include sharing examples of educational technology policies and practice and in-depth discussions on pressing educational technology issues.

The Obama Administration strongly believes that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed, and education is crucial to the economic strength and security of our nation and communities. The Department of Education's work is focused on ensuring all students receive an education that prepares them for success in life and their career, through programs including ConnectED, Race to the Top, School Improvement Grants, as well as the Department's work to expand access to preschool and make college more affordable