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Department Official to Discuss Innovations in Education at Venture Capital in Education Summit in New York

Posted Aug 09 2010 11:45am

David Thomas, (202) 401-1576,

Event Date 1 : June 09, 2010

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will participate in the opening panel discussion titled, “Why Education is the New New Market” at the 2010 Venture Capital in Education Summit in New York on Wednesday, June 9.

Shelton will talk about the Department’s programs and initiatives supporting educational innovations that will enrich students’ learning experiences in their schools and communities. Shelton and his co-panelists also will discuss the trends and issues driving fundamental change in cradle to career education.

The summit will bring together industry leaders and innovators, entrepreneurs and investors to learn more about the P-20 education sectors and to build stronger bridges between the early-stage investment community and the businesses transforming the education landscape. The 2010 Venture Capital in Education Summit is sponsored by Berkery Noyes, an independent investment bank, and Startl, a not-for-profit dedicated to accelerating the growth of digital innovations for learning.

Event 1
Who : Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton, Office of Innovation and Improvement U.S. Department of Education
What : Panel discussion on Why Education is the New New Market at the 2010 Venture Capital in Education Summit
When : Wednesday, June 9 from 10:00 -11:15 a.m.
Where : IAC Building
555 West 18th Street
New York

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