Rep. Craig Horn Named ‘EdTech Hero’

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union) has been recognized as a leader among innovators in K-12 education with an ‘EdTech Hero’ award from the digital learning outfit EdScoop.

Horn is the only legislator on the 2017 list of “EdTech Heroes: 25 State Leaders Making a Difference,” and was selected for his commitment to merging technology and education for the benefit of all North Carolina students.

In announcing the award, EdScoop wrote “Horn has led an effort to make North Carolina the first state in the country to provide wireless broadband access in every single classroom — a goal slated to be achieved in 2018.”

Edscoop also lauded Horn for his efforts “to create a statewide digital learning plan” and “bring together K-12 schools and higher education institutions in the effort to expand classroom technology.”

“Rep. Horn deserves recognition for his dedication to North Carolina students and innovative policies that accelerate learning in our K-12 classrooms,” said House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland).

“Our students are fortunate to have Rep. Horn advocating on their behalf for education reforms that prioritize digital access, improve academic performance and cultivate long-term achievement for career success.”   

Horn is in his fourth term in the North Carolina House of Representatives.  He co-chairs the House Committee on Education Appropriations, the House Committee on Education – K-12, the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee and the Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform.

EdScoop ‘features the latest news and conversations with top leaders driving technology and digital learning in K-12 and higher education, bringing together influential policy and decision makers at the federal, state and local education levels.’

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