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In Coffee Shops But Not in Classrooms?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014  
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In Coffee Shops But Not in Classrooms?

ConnectED is President Obama's initiative to enrich K-12 education for every student in America -- empowering teachers with technology and training to make the most of it, and empowering students through individualized learning and rich, digital content. At the center of that program: a challenge to connect 99% of students to next-generation connectivity within five years. Because, as the President has said, "In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, why shouldn't we have it in our schools?"

Today, at Buck Lodge Middle School in Maryland,President Obama announced major progress toward realizing the ConnectED goal.

Learn more about President Obama's big ConnectED announcement:

Fewer than 1 in 3 of America's classrooms have Internet access that supports digital learning


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Today's Schedule

All times are Eastern Time (ET)

7:30 AM: The Vice President and Secretary of State John Kerry meet for breakfast

9:45 AM: The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

11:10 AM: The President visits a Buck Lodge Middle School classroom

11:30 AM: The President delivers remarks on ConnectED

12:40 PM: The President and Vice President meet for lunch

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4:30 PM: The President and Vice President meet with the House Democratic Caucus


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