Obama honors teachers who bring tech to classroom

Nov 21, 2013 by Josh Lederman

President Barack Obama is honoring teachers who use technology to help kids learn.

Obama says the 10 "Champions of Change" have helped give students what every parent wants: the chance to go as far as and talent can take them.

He says the teachers are helping discover new abilities, preschoolers access digital tools and students in an after-school technology club prepare for a good future.

Obama has set a goal of ensuring that 99 percent of American students have access to high-speed broadband or wireless Internet at school within 5 years.

Obama says that lets students work at their own pace, gives teachers better data and unleashes a new market for educational devices, spurring innovation along the way.

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