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Thursday, June 06, 2013

CCSSO Statement on ConnectED Initiative Announcement

Contact:Melissa McGrathmelissa.mcgrath@ccsso.org202-336-7034

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) executive director Chris Minnich released the following statement today regarding President Obama's announcement of the ConnectED initiative aimed at providing 99 percent of America's students high-speed internet connectivity in their schools and libraries over the next five years. 

 "Delivering on our promise to prepare all kids for college and work in today's connected world requires students to have advanced technological skills and access to technology. Many schools across the country lack basic necessities, like high speed internet, that many of us take for granted. Ensuring teachers and students can fully benefit from the many amazing online tools and resources available today is a priority for chief state school officers. We applaud these efforts to build technology infrastructure to modernize our public schools and support a 21st century workforce."