Education Leaders Council: Using Technology Effectively to Drive Student Achievement

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Education Leaders Council

    WASHINGTON, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Next week will be critical in
 determining the course of federal education policy for the next several years.
 The Senate version of the Elementary and Secondary and Education Act -- the
 bill that encompasses all major federal education programs, including
 technology -- is scheduled to go to the floor for debate on April 24 and the
 House is preparing for a markup of their version of the bill which is likely
 to take place the next week.  It is a time of tremendous opportunity for
 sweeping change in federal education policy.
     Far too often in education, technology is used and acquired with little
 regard for its effect on student learning.  ELC state education chiefs will
 join key federal policy makers and business leaders to discuss the proper
 federal role in assuring technology is used more effectively to drive student
 achievement.
     That's why you don't want to miss this important event next week on
 Capitol Hill hosted by the Education Leaders Council.
 
     What:   Education Technology Forum
     When:   Tuesday, April 24  2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
     Where:  2261 Rayburn House Office Building
     Who:    Speakers include ELC chiefs, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on
             21st Century Competitiveness Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), a
             representative of the Web Based Commission K12 Chairman Dr.
             William J. Bennett, Edison Schools CEO Chris Whittle, and Voyager
             CEO Denis Doyle.
 
     *  Refreshments will be served.
 
     The ELC is a national organization of reform-minded state education chiefs
 who oversee the education of over 30% of the nation's K12 public school
 students.  ELC's membership also includes full state boards of education and
 individual, state and local education board members from 31 states.  To learn
 more about the Education Leaders Council and its members visit
 http://www.educationleaders.org .
 
 

SOURCE Education Leaders Council
    WASHINGTON, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Next week will be critical in
 determining the course of federal education policy for the next several years.
 The Senate version of the Elementary and Secondary and Education Act -- the
 bill that encompasses all major federal education programs, including
 technology -- is scheduled to go to the floor for debate on April 24 and the
 House is preparing for a markup of their version of the bill which is likely
 to take place the next week.  It is a time of tremendous opportunity for
 sweeping change in federal education policy.
     Far too often in education, technology is used and acquired with little
 regard for its effect on student learning.  ELC state education chiefs will
 join key federal policy makers and business leaders to discuss the proper
 federal role in assuring technology is used more effectively to drive student
 achievement.
     That's why you don't want to miss this important event next week on
 Capitol Hill hosted by the Education Leaders Council.
 
     What:   Education Technology Forum
     When:   Tuesday, April 24  2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
     Where:  2261 Rayburn House Office Building
     Who:    Speakers include ELC chiefs, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on
             21st Century Competitiveness Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), a
             representative of the Web Based Commission K12 Chairman Dr.
             William J. Bennett, Edison Schools CEO Chris Whittle, and Voyager
             CEO Denis Doyle.
 
     *  Refreshments will be served.
 
     The ELC is a national organization of reform-minded state education chiefs
 who oversee the education of over 30% of the nation's K12 public school
 students.  ELC's membership also includes full state boards of education and
 individual, state and local education board members from 31 states.  To learn
 more about the Education Leaders Council and its members visit
 http://www.educationleaders.org .
 
 SOURCE  Education Leaders Council