Frank Gallagher

Executive Director, Cable in the Classroom

Frank Gallagher is Executive Director of Cable in the Classroom (CIC). He is a specialist in the areas of media and information literacy, internet safety, media education, and the impact of media on children and speaks frequently on those topics. Mr. Gallagher manages CIC’s staff, work, and strategic direction. He was a consulting editor to CIC’s publications, Cable in the Classroom Magazine and Threshold, and is also responsible for tracking the cable industry’s work with schools, and writing briefing materials for both the cable and education communities. Mr. Gallagher has served on the board of directors of National PTA and is immediate past chair and a member of the executive committee of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and is on the Interim Board of the National Forum on Information Literacy. In addition, he is on the Communications Commission of California PTA, the national advisory board for the Internet Keep Safe Coalition and on the Washington, DC, advisory board of Common Sense Media. He is a recipient of a 2011 Family Online Safety Institute Award for Outstanding Achievement for his work in media literacy and digital citizenship. Prior to joining Cable in the Classroom in 1995, Mr. Gallagher was an educator and taught in a Maryland middle school. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and received a master’s degree in Instructional Systems Design from the University of Maryland. - See more at:

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Empowering Students to Be InCtrl in a Digital Age

In order to help parents and educators teach digital citizenship, Cable in the Classroom created InCtrl, a series of free lessons with activity suggestions, talking points, and helpful videos to start the conversation between adults and kids about this important subject.


Social Good on Social Media

Here's a conversation changer. Frank Gallagher, Executive Director of Cable in the Classroom, reminds us that young people today are actually setting positive examples online. Click here to read more!