On June 6, 2013, President Barack Obama announced ConnectED, an initiative aimed at getting 99% of the K-12 students in the United States connected via high-speed broadband and wireless services. Below are selected news stories regarding the ConnectED initiative, as well as reactions from various educational and technology stakeholders.
Associated Press (formerly at bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-visit-nc-school-fundraise-california)
Washington Post – includes full text of the President’s speech
ABC News (formerly at abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/06/president-obama-announces-broadband-for-schools-project-at-nc-middle-school/)
Blogs and Reactions
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) (formerly at http://markey.house.gov/press-release/markey-original-house-author-e-rate-program-praises-new-obama-initiative-improving)
National School Boards Association (formerly at schoolboardnews.nsba.org/)