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National Survey Honors Rowan-Salisbury Schools For Digital Education

Digital School District Survey Winner

2nd Consecutive Year for Receiving this National Recognition

Great News! For the second consecutive year, the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education and the district are nationally recognized as a leader in the uses of technology for student success.

Now in the 14th year, the top-ranked school districts were announced through the annual ‘Digital School Districts Survey Awards’ that honor and recognize districts for their exemplary use of technology. The 2017-2018 Digital School Districts Survey Awards are presented by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) and by the National School Boards Association (NSBA).

“This recognition simply shows a work in progress by our phenomenal staff,” states Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education Chair Josh Wagner.  “Our teachers and administrators are working daily to find the balance for technology as a supplement to education. Technology alone will not improve educational success. However, it does allow students to experience the world without leaving the classroom. That is an invaluable opportunity.”

Rowan-Salisbury Schools is the only district in North Carolina to make this honored ranking, in addition to being one of the 16 districts across the country to achieve the recognition award.

Superintendent Dr. Lynn Moody said, “It is indeed an honor to receive this award, but to receive the award for two years straight is extraordinary. This belongs to all us - our teachers, staff and students for their commitment to transformation. Together we have undergone many strategic changes, and this is a confirmation that we are focused and heading in the right direction.”

"We are proud of our continued work in the digital innovation space and appreciate being recognized at the national level for the work being done in Rowan-Salisbury Schools,” says Andrew Smith, Chief Strategy Officer.  “The work in our classrooms continues to serve as a model for the purposeful integration of technology and instruction."

Listed below in alphabetical order are the 2017-2018 Digital School Districts Survey–Top Ranking Winners for the Large Student Population District Category (12,000 students or more):

Bibb County School District, GA
Broward County Public Schools, FL
Colorado Springs School District 11, CO
DeKalb County School District, GA
Flagler County Public Schools, FL
Forsyth County Schools, GA
Fullerton School District, CA
Hampton City Schools, VA
Northwest Independent School District, TX 
The School District of Osceola County, FL
Richmond County Schools, GA
Roanoke County Public Schools, VA
Rock Hill Schools, SC
Rowan-Salisbury Schools, NC
Township High School District 214, IL
Wilson County School District, TN 



More information about the survey findings and trends may be found on the Center for Digital Education’s website at:http://www.centerdigitaled.com/awards/digital-districts/National-Survey-Awards-School-Districts-for-Pioneering-Uses-of-Technology.html


National Survey Awards School Districts for Innovative Technology Initiatives



For questions, contact Janet Grenslitt, Director of Surveys and Awards, Center for Digital Education, jgrenslitt@centerdigitaled.com


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