A ‘Promising Start for ConnectED,’ Says CoSN’s Krueger

CoSN Applauds FCC for Kick-Starting President Obama’s Education Initiative to Expand E-Rate, Modernize Classrooms
Washington, DC
Friday, July 19, 2013

Washington, DC (July 19, 2013) – Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) CEO Keith Krueger today released the following statement applauding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) order to begin work on President Obama’s ‘ConnectED’ – a national education initiative to connect 99 percent of America’s students to the Internet: 

“Only a little over one month since President Obama announced his bold agenda, we are encouraged by the FCC’s steps to make ‘ConnectED’ a reality in classrooms nationwide. The sooner we raise E-Rate’s annual cap and equip schools with increased bandwidth, the sooner students will reap the benefits of true 21st century teaching and learning environments. This initiative moves our schools in that direction. We applaud the FCC and the Administration for making education technology a national priority, and we welcome this promising start for ConnectED.”

About the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) 
CoSN is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. The 
mission of CoSN is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize 
engaging learning environments. Visit www.cosn.org or phone 866.267.8747 to find out 
more about CoSN’s Leadership Initiatives, annual conference and events, policy and 
advocacy, membership, and resources.
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