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FCC pushes to replace textbooks with tablet computers in schools

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski and Education Secretary Arne Duncan hosted a discussion on Thursday with technology executives and education groups on the topic of replacing textbooks with tablet computers in schools.

LEAD Commission formed

Building on the National Education Technology Plan released by the US Department of Education in November 2010 and the National Broadband Plan released by the FCC in March 2010, experts from the areas of education and technology have formed the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission.