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New Book Explores the Promise – and Challenge – of Technology in K-12 Education

Washington, DC, April 17, 2017 -- The Public Technology Institute (PTI) announces the release of The Digital Journey in K-12 Education: Overcoming Roadblocks and Embracing Innovation. The book explores the fast-changing technology landscape that touches every aspect of K-12 education today.

Written for teachers and administrators, innovators, and technology managers and leaders in the education field, The Digital Journey in K-12 Education contains 15 chapters that address:

  • Redesigning the learning experience in the digital age
  • The impact of the digitization of the classroom
  • Vision and planning for technology in education
  • Developing the case for greater IT investments in education
  • Smart education networks

There are more than 98,000 schools that provide K-12 education. In this book, educators and practitioners – the consumers of education technology – along with representatives from the private sector – the producers of education technology - share their desire for better engagement and longer-term planning among teachers, administrators, students, parents and the technology industry when it comes to deploying technology in K-12 education.

"The purpose of this book is to explore the state of digital technology and innovation in K-12 by sharing the many different perspectives from the chapter authors; experts who contributed their thoughts, their vision, their experiences – their passion for education," said Alan Shark, Executive Director of PTI and Executive Editor/Contributing Author of The Digital Journey in K-12 Education.

The Digital Journey in K-12 Education is available for purchase on

About PTI

Created by and for city and county governments and powered by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC), the Public Technology Institute is a national, non-profit technology research organization. PTI programs focus on educational programming and certification programs in the public sector; technology thought-leadership for government executives and elected leaders; and serving as a network for the sharing of information and leading practices among local governments. For more information visit