Office of Educational Technology Director Richard Culatta to Participate in Gigabit City Summit in Kansas City

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Richard Culatta, director of the Office of Educational Technology (OET), will be a panelist on “Next Generation Learning” at the Gigabit City Summit on Tuesday, Jan. 13 in Kansas City, Missouri. Culatta will participate in a discussion of the challenges and opportunities for building innovative ecosystems in education. Other panelists include Erin Mote, co-founder of the Brooklyn Lab School and Lev Gonick, CEO of One Community. The panel will be moderated by former Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Superintendent Ray Daniels.

After the panel, Culatta will join a Fireside Chat with teachers in the audience to answer their questions and provide insight to the future of educational technology from a national perspective.

The summit is being organized by KC Digital Drive, a non-profit organization chartered to drive positive civic outcomes from next-generation technology networks.

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.