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Education Department To Hold Regional Ed-Tech Summits for K-12 Leaders

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology will host a series of Future Ready Regional Summits to help school district leaders improve teaching and learning through the effective use of ed tech.

The summits follow a Connected to the Future meeting hosted by President Obama at the White House in November, which drew 115 superintendents from across the country. The Future Ready summits will support school district leaders in creating an ed-tech plan that leads to personalized learning experiences for all students—especially those from traditionally underserved communities.

The summits are open to district leadership teams on a first-come, first-served basis from districts where the superintendent has signed the Future Ready District Pledge. More than 1,300 superintendents have taken the pledge as of the posting of this article.

The ed-tech summits are being offered in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, with support from the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission and a coalition of more than 36 content partners. Here are the dates and locations of the summits; for more information, go to

Feb. 11-12, Raleigh, N.C.

Feb. 17-18, Vancouver, Wash.

March 2-3, Baltimore

March 26-27, Atlanta

April 13-14, Phoenix

April 21-22, West Warwick, R.I.

April 28-29, St. Louis

May 4-5, Redwood City, Calif.

June 11-12, Denver

June 15-16, Wadsworth, Ill.

June 22-23, Pittsburgh

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