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FPS Named in Nation's Top 10 in Technology

Posted by Alan on October 21, 2010 11:10 AM | Filed in News |

DigSchlDists_Wnr10_RGB.pngFayetteville Public Schools was named in the top 10 schools (in the mid-sized student population category) for the second consecutive year in the seventh annual Digital School Districts Survey by e.Republic's Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). The purpose of the survey is to recognize exemplary school boards and districts' use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community and to improve district operations.

All U.S. public school districts were eligible to participate in the survey, and were placed in three classifications based on size of enrollment.  The top ten rankings reflect those school boards/districts with the fullest implementation of technology benchmarks in the evolution of digital education, as represented in the survey questions.

View the full list of winners at http://www.convergemag.com/awards/digital-districts. 

Cathilea Robinett, executive vice president of the Center for Digital Education, said, "One of the most critical areas of effective school leadership for America's school boards today involves the wise use of technology to provide better communication, support student learning, and track district results.  The 2010 survey responses reflect how boards and districts are embracing digital technologies in their goals and strategic plans, resulting in improved services, skill sets and use of digital content in their curriculum and classrooms. Congratulations to this year's winners!"

"With rising expectations and shrinking resources, these districts have utilized technology to effectively serve their students, educators, and community members," said NSBA's executive director Anne L. Bryant.   "School boards across the country should look to these districts for ideas about using technology to make their work as a board more transparent and their district operations more efficient."

Susan Norton, chief information officer for the Fayetteville Public Schools, acknowledged the Fayetteville School Board and "its commitment to technology which led to being selected as one of four school site visits hosted by the NSBA last spring to showcase our teachers' technology innovation in our classrooms."