Sebastopol, CA—O’Reilly Media, in partnership with Safari Books Online, has committed to making over $100 million in educational content and tools available, for free, to 15,000 schools in America. The donation, announced by President Obama today, supports the ConnectED initiative to enrich K-12 education and provide students with the technological skills they need to be prepared in a globalized, digital economy.
“Technical literacy is essential for today’s students, if they’re to succeed in school and in the work world,” said Laura Baldwin, President of O’Reilly Media. “We’re pleased to help them gain that knowledge, through this donation to America’s schools.”
“Safari has helped millions of working professionals use content from the world’s leading publishers to learn and develop the skills they need to succeed for more than a decade, so we’re proud to support O’Reilly’s efforts and the White House in doing the same for students across America,” said Andrew Savikas, CEO of Safari Books Online.
Driven by new digital technologies, learning is increasingly interactive, individualized, and full of real-world experiences and information. O’Reilly Media, in partnership with Safari Books Online, is pleased to join the effort to ensure that American students can benefit from these advances.
O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.