Galt schools chief to participate in White House summit on classroom technology

Karen Schauer, superintendent of the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, will be among 100 top school leaders from across the nation participating Wednesday in a White House summit on expanding the use of technology in the classroom.

Schauer is among school chiefs who will be recognized for their leadership in helping transition their district to digital learning. They were selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the first National Connected Superintendents Summit.

“I am honored to have this powerful opportunity to share our collective leadership efforts that have advanced digital learning to all our learners throughout the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District,” Schauer said in a written statement.

The summit at the White House will be followed by a series of 12 to 15 regional summits that will focus on the digital progress that has been and can be made by school districts, according to a news release. Digital tools to help incorporate technology into short-term and long-range education planning will be unveiled at the events.

To help spotlight the value of technology in schools, the Department of Education is sponsoring a Future Ready Initiative aimed at showcasing outstanding school leadership and strategies.

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