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CDE and NSBA Name the Most Digitally Advanced School Boards

Posted Oct 24, 2005
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The Center for Digital Education (CDE) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) have identified the nation's most digitally advanced school boards.

The Forsyth County (Georgia) Board of Education came in at first place in the category of more than 15,000 students. The West Chester (Pennsylvania) Area School District and the Jackson County (Georgia) Board of Education tied for first place in the category of 2,501-15,000 students. The Bleckley County (Georgia) Board of Education came in at the top of the list in the category of less than 2,500 students.

A total of 10 top school boards were named in each of the three population categories.

The school boards were chosen based on responses to the Digital School Boards Survey administered to more than 2,500 school districts. The survey examined the ways school boards and districts apply information technology to engage local communities and constituents and improve the delivery of services and quality of education to public schools.

The survey questions and criteria centered on school boards' online presence; technology applications that allow the public to interact with school board members; access to information such as school board calendars, policies and agendas; and technology advancements in the school board chambers.

A complete listing of the nation's most digitally advanced school boards appears online at http://www.centerdigitaled.com/dsbs.php/.

Source: Center for Digital Education, http://www.centerdigitaled.com/; National School Boards Association, http://www.nsba.org/


 
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