Irvine, CA – November 27, 2007 Students, teachers, and parents from around the country will have an extra week – until December 21 – to participate in the 2007 Speak Up movement. The annual, national survey gathers opinions about how technology and science education can be leveraged to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the Digital Economy.

The online survey at www.netdayspeakup.org will be open until December 21. Individual participation and responses provided in the Speak Up survey are completely confidential and completing the survey takes only 15 minutes.

All public, private, parochial and charter schools in the US and Canada are eligible to participate. Individual participation and responses are completely confidential and the online surveys can be accessed 24/7. Each year, Project Tomorrow facilitates Speak Up survey and shares the data with education leaders.

Given the importance of education in the upcoming 2008 Presidential election, Speak Up 2007 includes new questions about Web 2.0 tools, student interest in science, math and technology, the importance of emerging technologies such as video games, and the value of 21st Century skills such as critical thinking and learning a second language.

Since 2003, more than 857,000 K-12 students, teachers, and parents from over 10,000 schools in all 50 states have participated in Speak Up. The online survey is facilitated by Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay) and supported by many of our nation’s most innovative companies and foundations. Additional information is online at www.tomorrow.org.

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