For the sixth year in a row, High School District 214 is among the top-ranked school districts in the nation using cutting edge technology to enhance learning and curriculum.
The achievement, as reported in the recently posted Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA), recognizes exemplary school boards' and districts' use of technology to govern their district, communicate with students, parents and community and improve learning.
"The award exemplifies the District's commitment to innovation with technology embedded in teaching and learning," said Keith Bockwoldt, director of technology services. "Our students are growing up with these tools and the District is grateful to have a Board of Education and staff that supports technology innovation with a laser like focus on student achievement."
District 214 tied for fourth among the top 10 American large-school districts with student population of 12,000 or more.
"School districts, with the support of their school boards, continue their commitment to initiatives that enhance learning through innovative technologies," said Alan Cox, senior vice president for the Center for Digital Education. "As a result, students are using all kinds of cutting-edge tools that assist learning, inspire creativity and help prepare them for the future."
"Over the past 10 years, the annual Digital School Districts Survey has illustrated amazing advancements in education technology," said NSBA’s Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel. "This year’s survey yet again shows how technology innovations can empower local school boards to advance their vision for public education and implement policies that support that vision."
The top-ten rankings are awarded to those school boards and districts that most fully implement technology benchmarks in the evolution of digital education, as represented in the survey questions.
This is the sixth year District 214 has been recognized as being in the top five in the large school district category. To learn more about the Digital School Districts Survey, click here.