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CUE CEO Gives TED Talk, Heads to White House

June 25, 2015



Walnut Creek, Calif., June 25, 2015 -- Mike Lawrence, CUE’s CEO was invited to present at TEDxUCIrvine for its 50th Anniversary celebration: Limitless -- 50 Years of Vitality. Speakers at the event included professors, students, lawyers, business professionals, and many others. Lawrence’s talk “Reclaim the Teachers’ Lounge” focused on how educators could transform the teachers’ lounge into a positive, collaborative environment that embraces the “Yes, and” philosophy of lifelong learning. He issued a challenge that “educators, community members and students #reclaimthelounge on their campuses around the world.” Watch his complete talk at youtube.com/tedxucirvine.

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In addition, Lawrence and CUE Director of Academic Innovation, Jon Corippo, head to the White House this week for a Future Ready Schools planning meeting. Corippo also brings his perspective as a past Future Ready honoree. 

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The meeting will bring CUE and other Coalition Partners together to allow collaboration on the program’s next phase while providing an opportunity to engage with senior administration officials including guests Roberto J. Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President, and Richard Culatta, Director of the Office of Educational Technology.

For more information about the Future Ready Schools initiative, visit the website at www.futurereadyschools.org.

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About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org

About Future Ready

Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. The effort provides districts with resources and support to ensure that local technology and digital learning plans align with instructional best practices, are implemented by highly trained teachers, and lead to personalized learning experiences for all students, particularly those from traditionally under-served communities. | www.futurereadyschools.org