|For Immediate Release:|
June 5, 2008
Amber Moore (703) 276-2772, ext. 17
Robin Scullin, (202) 222-2345
Representative Dingell and FCC Commissioner Tate Receive
National 2008 Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards
Policymakers Join Education Leaders from Around the Country For Gala Celebration June 18th at the Library of Congress
Gala will be Hosted by Nick Clooney, Journalist and Host, AmericanLife TV
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI), chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Deborah Taylor Tate, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), each will be honored with a 2008 Cable’s Leaders in Learning Award during a Gala at the Library of Congress on June 18.
Chairman Dingell is being honored for his longstanding leadership in fostering telecommunications policy to encourage innovation and excellence in the development and delivery of broadband services to the nation's consumers, schools, and libraries.
Commissioner Tate is being recognized for her abiding commitment to education, her advocacy of media literacy for families in today's highly sophisticated television, online, and media environment, and her strong support of technology as a tool for better teaching and learning.
Cable in the Classroom, the cable industry’s education foundation, administers the annual awards program in order to recognize outstanding educators, administrators, policymakers and other community leaders at the forefront of innovation in education.
Chairman Dingell and Commissioner Tate will join 11 education leaders from around the country who also are receiving awards during the ceremony beginning at 7:00 pm Eastern Time on June 18 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Nick Clooney, journalist and host of AmericanLife TV Network, and producer of the Journey To Darfur documentary, will emcee the event.
“This year’s winners have demonstrated an impressive commitment to expanding and enhancing learning in and out of the classroom,” said Doug Levin, senior education policy director for Cable in the Classroom. “Cable in the Classroom and the entire cable industry are privileged to be able recognize these educators, policymakers and community leaders for the work they do to ensure our nation’s students are provided a first-class education.”
More information on all the winners and the Awards Gala can be found at www.leadersinlearningawards.org.
In addition to the awards presented during the Washington celebration, the state-level policymaker award winner, State Senator Frederica S. Wilson, Minority Leader Pro Tempore of the Florida Senate, will be recognized in Naples, FL on June 23.
Cable in the Classroom, the cable industry’s education foundation, works to expand and enhance learning for children and youth. Created in 1989 to help schools take advantage of educational cable programming and technology, CIC has become a leading national advocate for media literacy education and for the use of technology and media for learning, as well as a valuable resource of educational cable content and services for policymakers, educators and industry leaders. For more information, please visit www.ciconline.org.