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A Bridge To Somewhere: Education Panel Focuses On 'Democratizing Digital Learning'

Ted Mitchell, president and CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund: “With the decrease in technology costs, we have the chance to close the digital divide. One of the exciting things is that the proliferation of technology tools is helping teachers do things in different ways in the classroom and to crowd source information about what is working and what isn’t.”

Jennifer Tescher, president and CEO, The Center for Financial Services Innovation: “We need to take a more holistic view of education and think more broadly about what kids need to know to succeed in the world. When it comes to certain kinds of learning knowledge and information that are higher order, the ability to connect learning and taking action is very important. In personal finance, success can be measured by the actions adults and children take. The best learning is leaving with the ability to take action.”

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Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. We serve approximately 51 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,300 retail banking offices and approximately 16,350 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users and more than 13 million mobile users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE:BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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