Today, I have the pleasure of visiting Washington, DC for Digital Learning Day on behalf of AT&T. This is the third time that Alliance for Education has convened nearly 200 policy leaders from education organizations from across the country to showcase their innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
Tens of thousands of teachers, millions of students, legislators, corporations, foundations and entrepreneurs are joining together and turning the spotlight on the benefits of digital learning. Having the event at the Library of Congress is also a special and historical treat.
Digital Learning Day is a time to celebrate what is happening and to energize future efforts to improve education outcomes for students of all backgrounds and means.
At AT&T we understand how both education and technology can transform lives. This is demonstrated by our involvement in a wide range of initiatives, including our collaboration with the White House on ConnectED for which AT&T announced it will donate over $100 million of free mobile broadband and services. This enables mobile devices and digital curriculum that help unleash the creativity and curiosity of kids, as well as professional resources empowering teachers and administrators to provide a 21st century education.
Innovation is happening across the education ecosystem and I'm excited to learn more about what teachers are doing in classrooms, libraries, and technology labs to improve the teaching and learning experience. AT&T’s goal is to help remove the long-standing barriers to learning and to ensure the success of students.
Digital Learning Day is a time to celebrate what is happening and to energize future efforts to improve education outcomes for students of all backgrounds and means. We must combine students’ love of technology with learning, empower the entire community from teachers to administrators to parents to use technology, and give these leaders the tactical support and know-how to help students attain their career goals and dreams.
Today’s statistics reflect that we need to do more to strengthen our education system and its ability to serve the needs of all students, to ensure that they are ready for the jobs of the future. This effort will, as they say, take a village. I am excited to represent AT&T as a member of this community.