U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Aneesh Chopra, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, at the first TechAmerica Foundation Recommendations for Education and Advancement of Learning (REAL) Agenda Commission meeting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19. At the meeting, Duncan and Chopra will highlight efforts the Administration is taking to make open government a priority and ensure that data are transparent for students, parents and education stakeholders. They will also focus on the need to leverage innovative technology in order to drive student achievement and empower consumers.
The TechAmerica Foundation has assembled this Commission of technology leaders in order to further the goals of Digital Promise, the national center founded to spur breakthrough technologies that can help transform the way teachers teach and students learn. As part of the Commission’s work, it will outline a set of initial R&D and policy priorities for the inaugural years of Digital Promise.
EDITORS NOTE: Press access to the event is limited due to space. Members of the press who are interested in attending must RSVP to [email protected] by 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 18, indicating their interest in attending the Secretary’s session. A confirmation email will be sent to outlets that can be accommodated. Only outlets that have received confirmation will be able to attend