McGraw-Hill Education Meets with Education and Political Leaders on Capitol Hill to Advance Digital Learning Department of Education and Federal Communications Commission host working meeting to drive digital adoption in K-12 schools

NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, officials from the Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) brought together leaders from the digital education industry to formulate a unified strategy for moving America's K-12 classrooms into the digital age.

Among the education and technology industry leaders to take part in the Digital Textbooks Initiative Meeting was Dan Caton, president of McGraw-Hill School Education.

"We are honored to have the opportunity to participate in this landmark meeting," said Mr. Caton after the meeting. "Implementing digital learning tools is critical to America's continued educational success, and we are encouraged that the FCC and the Department of Education have made digital adoption a national priority.

"As a pioneer of digital and adaptive learning technologies, we have seen the impact that digital learning can have on schools across the country. We're working with the entire education community – from teachers and administrators, to partner companies like Apple, Intel and Inkling, to parents and students – to develop the technology that engages and immerses students in their education, while preparing them for success in college, career, and beyond," Caton continued.

Led by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the Federal Communications Commission & U.S. Department of Education Digital Textbooks Initiative Meeting is part of an ongoing initiative to spur national adoption of digital textbooks within the next five years. The working meeting addressed a wide spectrum of digital learning topics, including affordability, content, connectivity, device specifics, state policies, and transition strategies.

For more information on McGraw-Hill's digital solutions, visit https://www.mheonline.com/experiencematters/.

About McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a content, software and services-based education company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions, which improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 65 languages. For additional information, visit http://www.mheducation.com/

Contact:
Tom Stanton
McGraw-Hill Education
(212) 904-3214
tom_stanton@mcgraw-hill.com

SOURCE McGraw-Hill Education



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