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e.Republic

April 24, 2012 12:00 ET

Top Ten U.S. School Districts Honored for Technology Know-How

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - Top-ranked school districts have been announced in the eighth annual Digital School Districts Survey by e.Republic's Center for Digital Education, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and convergemag.com. The survey showcases exemplary school boards' and districts' use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community and to improve district operations.

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.

The first-place winners in each classification are:

  • Barrow County School System, Ga. (12,000 students or more)
  • Henry County Public Schools, Va. (Between 3,000 and 12,000 students)
  • Springville-Griffith Institute Central Schools, N.Y. (3,000 students or less)

All U.S. public school districts are eligible to participate in the survey with the three classifications based on size of enrollment. View the full list of winners at http://www.convergemag.com/awards/digital-districts.

"New and emerging technologies challenge the process of teaching, learning and the way education is managed," said LeiLani Cauthen, vice president of the Center for Digital Education. "Survey responses reflect innovation in action, and how boards and districts are adapting curriculum, communication and collaboration by embracing digital technologies. Congratulations to this year's winners!"

"Districts across the country are increasingly using technology to support the work of their school boards, streamline district operations, and effectively engage their communities," said NSBA's Executive Director Anne L. Bryant. "This survey recognizes those district technology practices that can inspire others and demonstrates that innovative approaches can be embraced by any district, regardless of its size or location."

Founded in 1940, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) is a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the U.S. Working with and through our state associations, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. See www.nsba.org

The Center thanks Avaya and Samsung for underwriting the survey and for their support of school districts across the nation.

The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding. CDE supports the Converge media platform composed of the Converge Special Reports and convergemag.com.

The Center is a division of eRepublic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation.