SOURCE: The Center for Digital Education

April 20, 2007 13:00 ET

Future of Education Discussed in New Strategy Paper

SACRAMENTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2007 -- A new strategy paper, TurningPoint.edu: The Next National Turning Point in Education, has been released by e.Republic's Center for Digital Education. The paper is designed to assist in framing the conversations policymakers, school administrators and elected officials should have to address the changing education landscape.

TurningPoint.edu examines five social and economic trends and their potential impact on the future of education. The paper also presents a vision of the future, including what the learning experience will be like in 2015; the role teachers and faculty will play; how educational institutions will operate, evolve and interrelate and the role employers will play in education.

The paper lays out the key issues and recommendations for the U.S. K-12 and higher education systems. Accountability, school facilities and lifelong learning are some of the major topic areas explored throughout the paper.

"Education is the cornerstone for the future of the nation. The nation's ability to successfully educate its population through lifetime learning models is the primary vehicle for economic prosperity," says Marina Leight, vice president of education for the Center for Digital Education. "Elected officials, education executives and the private sector should engage in conversations about how to transform our K-12 and higher education institutions through the maximization of technology solutions."

TurningPoint.edu: The Next National Turning Point in Education is designed to aid in the pursuit of even greater educational institutions in America. It is produced by the Center for Digital Education and underwritten by Gateway, Symantec, Toshiba, Verizon Business and Xerox Corporation.

Visit www.centerdigitaled.com to download a copy free of charge.

About the Center for Digital Education

The Center for Digital Education is a division of e.Republic, Inc. (http://www.erepublic.com/), the nation's leading publishing, research, event, and new media company focused on information technology for the state/local government and education markets.

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