AASA Lauds President’s Technology Initiative

Contact: Kitty Porterfield, kporterfield@aasa.org, 703.774.6953

Alexandria, Va., June 7, 2013 -- AASA Executive Director Daniel Domenech, representing the nation’s public school superintendents, released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s ConnectEd initiative, which proposes high-speed internet connections for 99 percent of the nation’s students over the next five years:

“The hard work of preparing our nation’s students to be college and career ready in an increasingly global and competitive world begins with education technology, including connectivity, access and skills. The President’s proposal builds on the very successful E-Rate program and is one of the boldest efforts in recent memory so clearly focused on ensuring that online and digital learning resources and tools are accessible and affordable to all students and communities. AASA applauds this leadership, and I look forward to working with the FCC, the administration and the USAC board to make this proposal a successful reality.”

Domenech was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), which oversees the Universal Services Fund’s Schools and Libraries program, more commonly known as E-Rate.

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