U.S. Department of Education Joins U.S. Department of Commerce and University of Pennsylvania to Host Discussion Focusing on Exporting Education Technology

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The U.S. Department of Education is partnering with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania to hold a conversation on exporting education technology at a conference on Monday, May 16, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia. Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), and Scott Pearson, associate assistant deputy secretary for OII, will participate in the event along with several leaders from the government, businesses, foundations and educational institutions.

Shelton will provide opening remarks for the conference at 8:45 a.m. along with Doug Lynch, vice dean of the Graduate School of Education, and Ken Hyatt, senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Conversations throughout the event, which will run until 2 p.m., will focus on brainstorming ideas about what the government can do to facilitate and boost education exports, particularly education technology. The group will discuss innovation in education and the global context, and the importance of educational technology and its role in the National Export Initiative.