I've been asked to help facilitate an event at the end of March with educational and government representatives on the topic of using the new technologies of the Web specifically to help low-income and minority students--and in particular to open greater opportunities for higher education to them. If all goes as we're planning right now, I'll be broadcasting the event live as a part of the interview series here and for anyone with an interest in this topic.
My job for that day will be to lay out the vision and possibilities for this angle on Web 2.0, as I've told them that I don't have any direct expertise here, but want to be a part of helping to bring the dialog forth.
I'm interested in what ideas you, dear readers, have on this topic, and if there is anyone you think I should particularly look to for thought leadership here. I'm also interested in involving some students in the discussion. The discussion forum for this topic is at my Future of Education network: http://www.futureofeducation.com/forum/topics/web-20-for-education-outreach