Esri has announced that it has extended its support of ex-President Obama’s ConnectED initiative through 2019. Esri will continue to expand its wide range of curricula that integrates map-based concepts into primary and secondary school learning. President Obama established the ConnectED initiative in 2013 to promote donated technology contributions that can equip U.S. schoolchildren with the tools they need to succeed in the digital future. During a visit to the White House in 2014, Esri president Jack Dangermond offered Esri’s award-winning cloud-based solution, ArcGIS Online, to every public, private, and home school in the United States. Since that time, Esri has donated more than $40 million in software, curriculum solutions, training, and support for K–12 institutions.
“Esri’s contribution to ConnectED has succeeded because it’s complemented by human investment,” said Dangermond. “We are pleased to increase that momentum with a new round of investments.” www.esri.com