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March 24, 2003

Alan Arkatov And Linda Roberts Join Netday Board

Two internationally recognized education technology leaders will serve on the NetDay Board

Irvine, CA -- Alan Arkatov, President of the eEducation Group, and Linda G. Roberts, former Director, Office of Education Technology, US Department of Education, have been named to the NetDay Board of Directors. They will join with the other Board members in providing advice and oversight for the current and future directions of the organization.

"I am pleased that Alan and Linda will be serving on the Board. Both are internationally recognized leaders in education technology with a deep knowledge of the issues and broad range of experience in the public and private sector. As NetDay continues to grow as an organization, Alan and Linda will be invaluable assets." noted Julie Evans, CEO of NetDay.

As President of the eEducation Group, Alan Arkatov is working to maximize the e-learning opportunities for educational institutions. He also serves as the Chairman of the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Previously, he was the Founder and Chairman of, a leading continuing education distance learning company. Alan served on the Congressional Web Education Commission, which released its report, The Power of the Internet for Learning, in December 2000.

Linda G. Roberts directed the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology from September 1993 to January 2001, and served as the Secretary of Education's Special Adviser on Technology. Roberts developed the first National Technology Plan, launched new technology programs, and increased the technology budget significantly. Prior to joining the Department, Roberts was project director and senior associate with the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). Widely recognized by the professional community as a leading expert in the application of technology to improve and reform education, she is now a consultant to the educational technology industry and on the Board of Directors for Classroom Connect and Wireless Generation, and a Board Trustee for the Sesame Workshop.

The other members of NetDay's Board of Directors include the following representatives from the business, education and non-profit sectors:

Gary Beach, Group Publisher, CXO Media, Inc.
Alfred R. Berkeley III, Vice Chairman, NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.
Dave Boliek, CEO, The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning
John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers
Julie Evans, CEO, NetDay
Ira Fishman, Partner, Patton Boggs, LLP
John Gage, Chief Scientist, Sun Microsystems
Nancy Pfund, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Lisa Smith, Director Emeritus, NetDay

Additional information about the NetDay Board is available at


NetDay's mission is to connect every child to a brighter future by helping educators meet educational goals through the effective use of technology. NetDay (, a national non-profit organization known for its successful school wiring programs, today manages community and web-based programs that promote enhanced student achievement through the effective use of technology.