Tech savvy

November 11, 2008

By Staff

School district named ninth in nation for technology

The Issaquah School District placed ninth in the nation for its use of technology for districts that serve more than 15,000 students.

The award was given by the Center for Digital Education, the National School Boards Association and Converge Online magazine as part of their fifth annual Digital School Districts Survey.  

The award is given to districts that use technology effectively to improve communications with staff, students and the public, and to govern the district. 

Among the technology uses that put the district and its school board above many others were the use of E-news and listserve communications; online agendas and community surveys; and podcasts, digital recordings of public meetings for the general public.

All U.S. public school districts and school boards were able to participate in the survey. The organizations placed the schools in three categories, based on the size of their enrollment, and winners in each category reflected school districts with the fullest implementation of technology standards for educational use.

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