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“By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” —President Barack Obama, Address to Congress, February 24, 2009 The National Education Technology Plan, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology , calls for applying the advanced technologies used in our daily personal and professional lives to our entire education system to improve student learning, accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices, and use data and information for continuous improvement. It presents five goals with recommendations for states, districts, the federal government, and other stakeholders. Each goal addresses one of the five essential components of learning powered by technology: Learning, Assessment, Teaching, Infrastructure, and Productivity. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Now available! Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance report. The Office of Educational Technology (OET), in the Office of the Secretary, provides leadership for transforming education through the power of technology. OET develops national educational technology policy and advocates for the transition from print-based to digital learning. OET supports the President’s and Secretary’s priorities by: Promoting equity of access by ensuring a device for every learner and supporting broadband connections where they live and learn.
National Education Startup Challenge Click here to see a one-page fact sheet for the National Education Startup Challenge. It's an invitation for students to develop an innovative solution to an education problem and design a blueprint for a new company or non-profit organization—a startup—to deliver it. The competition deadline is May 1, 2012. Full submission guidelines are available at http://nesc.challenge.gov . Dept. of Education and Dept. of Labor Advance Entrepreneurship