U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Talk About Expanding Use of Openly Licensed Educational Resources in Schools

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Tom Kalil, deputy director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will join educators, district leaders and innovators from education technology companies and nonprofit organizations for an Open Education Symposium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.

During the event, Duncan will encourage schools and districts to start using openly licensed digital educational resources rather than traditional textbooks. He also will talk about efforts by the Education Department to ensure that more education materials are open and freely accessible by all students — no matter their zip code.

The symposium runs from 11:30 a.m. — 4 p.m. and is open to media. Kalil will speak at 11:50 a.m. ET, and Duncan will deliver remarks at 3:30 p.m. ET.

MEDIA REGISTRATION: This event will be open to pre-credentialed media, but space is limited. All members of the media who wish to cover this event must RSVP by 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.

Press not holding White House hard passes must also fill out the following form for access to the White House complex.

If you have any additional questions, please email [email protected] with the subject line "Open Education Symposium."

Note: RSVPs do not guarantee access. If we are able to accommodate your request for credentials, you will receive a confirmation after the deadline to RSVP has passed with further instructions and logistical details.