Putting Research to Work

[The Digital Promise has a number of initiatives that are bringing best practices, collaboration, and research together. At a Summit in NYC on June 15-16 researchers, educators, and developers had a chance to discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities. Here’s a report from the Summit:]


Karen Cator (left), President & CEO of Digital Promise, talks with Martha Kanter (right), professor and senior fellow at New York University. Kanter was Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education from 2009-2013.

Despite some amazing pockets of excellence throughout the country, equity is a serious problem in American education. Millions of Americans – both youth and adults – lack access to quality learning opportunities and resources, including the Internet, that would help them enter and finish college, and succeed in the 21st century workforce.

Yet, according to Martha Kanter, opening speaker at our Summit to Put Research to Work on June 15-16, 2015, there is a path forward. The New York University professor and former Under Secretary of Education suggested we use what we know about student success to build more collaborative partnerships between people who can take action to improve learning for all.

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