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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Education Department asks school stakeholders for their views on educational technology

By Laura Devaney, Associate Editor, eSchool News
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is asking school officials and education stakeholders to submit comments on the use of technology in schools.
This latest outreach initiative comes as U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret
Spellings is holding a series of roundtable discussions in several cities on technology in education, with educators, business leaders, information technology professionals, and others invited. (The sessions are closed to members of the press.)
The goal, according to ED, is to explore specific actions to improve education outcomes through targeted applications of technology and to find a renewed perspective on the role of technology in education reform. The first of these roundtables took place in late March.
ED's outreach also follows the release in April of a much-anticipated $10 million study on educational technology, in which the department found little or no impact on educational outcomes:

Source: eSchool News