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President Barack Obama will visit Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi on Tuesday morning to deliver remarks on the progress of the federal ConnectED Initiative.

ConnectED is Obama’s proposal to provide schools and libraries with high speed digital connections, improve teacher technology training, and support and promote private-sector innovation with the goal of connecting 99 percent of students with next-generation broadband and wireless technology within five years, according to a White House fact sheet.

Buck Lodge was chosen as a site to spotlight the president’s initiatives because it is one of four Title I middle schools in Prince George’s County taking part in the Transforming Education through Digital Learning project, a program that issues iPads electronic tablets to all students at the school.

U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Dist. 5) of Mechanicsville is scheduled to join the president during his visit.

Obama is scheduled to begin his remarks at the school at 11:30 a.m. The president’s remarks are for media only and closed to the public.

Motorists traveling through the area Tuesday should expect the possibility of delays, according to Prince George’s County police spokesman Lt. William Alexander.

The president’s speech can be watched online at www.whitehouse.gov/live.



janfenson-comeau@gazette.net