SOURCE: Blackboard Inc.

May 15, 2007 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Blackboard Hosts 'Are America's Students Left Behind?' Forum

A Leading Provider of e-Learning Technology Unveils Education Leadership Series

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 --

WHAT:   Blackboard's (NASDAQ: BBBB) first in a series of education
        leadership forums on important issues impacting education. The
        first forum is called, "Are America's Students Left Behind?"

WHY:    The dynamics of a rapidly evolving global economy have left
        America's students at a competitive disadvantage. Learn what
        schools, government, parents and students can do to better prepare
        the next generation for success in college and beyond.

WHO:    Moderated by Adam Newman, Managing Vice President, Eduventures,
        the panelists for the forum will be:

        --  Ken Kay, President, Partnership for 21st Century Skills
        --  Susan Patrick, President & CEO, North American Council for
            Online Learning
        --  Debra Sprague, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Graduate School of
            Education, George Mason University
        --  Don Knezek, CEO, International Society for Technology in

WHEN:   Wednesday, May 16, 2007
        Time: 8:30-10:30 AM (light breakfast provided)

WHERE:  National Press Club - Zenger Room
        529 14th Street NW
        Washington, DC 20045

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