NCTET Announces Community Builder Awards


Education Industry Coalition Announces Community Builder Awards
Rep. George Miller & Gov. Bob Wise Among Winners

Washington, D.C. (July 31, 2012): The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET), a non-partisan organization dedicated to examining and supporting the use of technology to improve education, announced today that it will award six Community Builder Awards at its 2013 Bytes & Books Inaugural Ball. The award recognizes exemplary service in support of policies and practices designed to facilitate the effective integration of technology into teaching and learning across the nation’s education system.

The awardees are: 
- Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), Ranking Member, Education & the Workforce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives 
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education and former West Virginia Governor 
 Sheryl Abshire, Chief Technology Officer, Calcasieu Parish (LA) Public Schools 
 Anne L. Bryant, Executive Director, National School Boards Association 
 Don Knezek, CEO, International Society for Technology in Education 
 John Wilson, former Executive Director, National Education Association

"I am honored to receive the NCTET Community Builder Award and I thank NCTET for the important work it does promoting bold, innovative ideas for institutions to become more successful," said Rep. George Miller. "Through NCTET many institutions are discovering exciting new ways of using technology to enhance teaching and learning and to extend access to new populations of students."

NCTET President Mark Schneiderman stated: "The NCTET Board is pleased to honor this most distinguished group for their many years of effective work nationally to integrate technology into teaching and learning. Each has made an important contribution to improving education in this country through their vision and leadership."

Previous NCTET Community Builder Awardees include: the late Sen. Edward Kennedy; film director and Edutopia founder George Lucas; Sen. John D. Rockefeller; Sen. Olympia Snowe; and inventor Ray Kurzweil.

The awards will be presented at NCTET’s 2013 Books & Bytes Inaugural Ball at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

About NCTET:

NCTET is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that examines and supports the use of technology to improve education and training in America. NCTET’s board includes representatives from education associations, non-profit organizations, and corporations. NCTET organizes policy briefings and issue forums, produces white papers and acts as a convener on timely issues in education technology. Learn more:

Contact: Ann Dorman, 703-626-1266,