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ConnectED Initiative
We know the nation that goes all in on innovation today, will own the global economy tomorrow.
– President Obama
The President’s ConnectED initiative seeks to launch us forward by challenging the FCC to modernize and leverage the successful E-Rate program for school connectivity in order to make a major capital investment in high-speed Internet connections and employ them for connected classrooms. That program will also leverage the expertise of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which under the Recovery Act connected around 10% of America’s schools to next-generation broadband. Under ConnectED the Department of Education will also work with schools and districts to better use existing federal funding to train teachers on this transformational technology.
Committing to high-speed connectivity for all our students in five years will unleash the potential of the education technology market, where a lack of infrastructure has held back innovation. When innovators across the country recognize the potential market for educational devices, their incentive to innovate and create lower-cost educational devices geared towards learning in the classroom will grow. *
  • Christina Hoblin - 59 in :59

    Christina Hoblin - 59 in :59

    Christina Hoblin, who teaches band and orchestra at six of the eleven elementary schools in CCSD59, is someone whose life has always been influenced by…

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  • Community Cares Closet Has Families Covered

    Community Cares Closet Has Families Covered

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  • Global Community Committee Spreads Cheer at Juliette Low

    Global Community Committee Spreads Cheer at Juliette Low

    Around CCSD59, each school is celebrating the spirit of the season in their own way, providing students and staff with opportunities to experience the simple…

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  • Salt Creek Students Stock the EGV Food Pantry

    Salt Creek Students Stock the EGV Food Pantry

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  • Forest View Students Get in the Holiday Spirit

    Forest View Students Get in the Holiday Spirit

    During this time of year, the warm spirit of generosity can make the cold winter weather feel a little less frosty. On Thursday, December 8,…

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  • Bill Timmins - 59 in :59

    Bill Timmins - 59 in :59

    Bill Timmins, Assistant Principal at Friendship Junior High, has been with CCSD59 for over a decade. He credits his family's emphasis on education for his…

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  • Cindy Pullen - 59 in :59

    Cindy Pullen - 59 in :59

    For 25 years, Cindy Pullen has been a member of the CCSD59 team. In her various positions and current role as Human Resources Coordinator, she…

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  • Kenyan Student Gets A World-Class Welcome at Devonshire

    Kenyan Student Gets A World-Class Welcome at Devonshire

    “She’s here, she’s here! Which door is she coming in? I’m so nervous. What does she look like?” As the Devonshire second grade students crowded…

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  • Margo Pinns - 59 in :59

    Margo Pinns - 59 in :59

    Margo Pinns, a 5th grade teacher at Salt Creek Elementary School, has always known she wanted to be a teacher. She loved school herself as…

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  • Friendship Students Take Learning Outside the Classroom

    Friendship Students Take Learning Outside the Classroom

    Taking learning outside of the school classroom walls can provide not only new opportunities, new experiences, and a new perspective, but also be, quite simply,…

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  • D59 Education Foundation Recognized for Exemplary Character

    D59 Education Foundation Recognized for Exemplary Character

    In CCSD59, the D59 Education Foundation’s work can be seen almost everywhere. From their sponsorship of district-wide events, such as the Back to School Celebration…

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  • CCSD59 Back-to-School Celebration Kicks Off a New School Year

    CCSD59 Back-to-School Celebration Kicks Off a New School Year

    This past weekend, students and their families joyfully participated in the annual tradition of starting the new school year with the CCSD59 Back to School…

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