The National School Boards Association’s Technology Leadership Network has named four school districts Salute Districts in recognition of their focus on technology to promote student achievement:
¦ Dysart Unified School District (Surprise, AZ): This rapidly growing 24,000-student district, just outside Phoenix, invested in network modernization and created a culture that emphasized using technology to transform instruction and administrative operations.
¦ Jefferson County (KY) Public Schools: Kentucky’s largest district has provided all 6,000 teachers and administrators with tablet PCs to support its vision of using technology to enhance instruction and change administrative practices.
¦ Liberty County (GA) School System: The 10,200-student southeast Georgia school district recognized the importance of collaboration between building leaders and the district’s technology staff to ensure that technology investments are being maximized.
¦ Township High School District 214 (Arlington Heights, IL ): Township High School District 214, a 2000 TLN Salute honoree, has shown a long-term commitment to using technology.
The four districts will be honored at NSBA ’s 2010 Technology + Learning Conference, October 19–21, in Phoenix.