Adobe Donates $300 Million to Obama’s ConnectED Program

AdobeAdobe has joined President Obama’s ConnectED initiative to help bolster technology education in US schools. The company plans to contribute $300 million in software to teachers and students, including Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements, Presenter, Captivate, and even EchoSign, which Adobe hopes will help improve schools’ administrative processes. “We believe in the power of media creation as a way for youth to express their creativity and build their skills for future success,” said Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. The company has also committed to providing training resources to educators across the US. ConnectED has now brought in over $1 billion in donations from tech businesses; Apple, Microsoft, and several US mobile carriers have already pledged support for the initiative. Adobe isn’t the only company joining today, either.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).