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DC News: US Education Secretary and FCC Chairman and Discuss Digital Textbooks with EdTech Leaders

On March 29, 2012, at a digital learning summit in Washington, DC, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski led a discussion about integrating tablet computers into schools.  They pointed to a study that said switching to “digital textbooks” would save schools about $250 per student per year.

Sources:

Fact Sheet: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0329/DOC-313315A1.pdf

Genachowski Remarks: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0329/DOC-313314A1.pdf

Cost Models: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0329/DOC-313315A2.pdf

LEAD Commission Presentation: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0329/DOC-313315A3.pdf

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