Education Technology

Top Digital School Districts 2014-15 Using Cutting-Edge Technology

March 24, 2015 - School districts’ use of innovative technologies such as 1:1 laptop initiatives, STEM curriculum and flipped classroom instruction earned top spots in the Center for Digital Education’s and National School Boards Association’s 10th anniversary Digital School Districts Survey.

The survey recognizes exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern their district, communicate with students, parents and community and improve the learning environment and district operations.

Highlights of the Digital School Districts Survey first-place winners (categories based on student enrollment):

Speaker Pogue says don't fear new technology

Photo courtesy of Lifetouch Photography

From a dizzying tour of the mobile app world to rousing rendering of his YouTube sing-along, “iPhone: the Video” (sung to the Sinatra standard, “My Way”), technology columnist and PBS Nova host David Pogue employed humor and the awe of what is and is yet to come with his audience at Sunday morning’s Second General Session at NSBA’s annual conference in Nashville.

2015 Magna Awards winners announced

The National School Boards Association named Swan Valley School District in Saginaw, Mich., Albemarle County Public Schools in Charlottesville, Va., and ABC Unified School District in Cerritos, Calif., the grand prize winners in the 21th annual Magna Awards.

NSBA Names ‘20 to Watch’ Education Technology Leaders

Alexandria, Va. (March 6, 2015) – The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) announces its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2014-15. These distinctive education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to explore and embrace innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality instruction and support more personalized learning experiences for students.

NSBA Joins Coalition of Future Ready Schools

Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 19, 2015) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has recently partnered with Future Ready Schools (FRS), a diverse coalition of educational partners focused on maximizing digital learning opportunities. The FRS mission is to help prepare students for success in college, career and citizenship. These efforts come at a time when districts are embracing college and career readiness as a goal for all students. Currently, 1600 districts have already signed the Future Ready Pledge, an effort led by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the U.S. Department of Education.

Announcing the 2015 Technology Innovation Showcase winners

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today announced the companies chosen to be profiled in its annual Technology Innovation Showcase.

“Emerging companies of note offer technology solutions that demonstrate a deep understanding of the challenges faced in K-12 education,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA’s Executive Director. “Our Technology Innovation Showcase was created to inspire school leaders to look beyond the familiar. The 2015 leaders selected reflect a new generation of entrepreneurs committed to helping students succeed.”

NSBA Announces 2015 Technology Innovation Showcase Winners

Alexandria, Va.  (Feb. 19, 2015) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today announced the companies chosen to be profiled in its annual Technology Innovation Showcase.  The education technology start-up companies are:  Classcraft, Educurious, New Classrooms Innovation Partners, NumberShire, RobotsLAB, and TeacherMatch.

NSBA submits student data privacy resources to House Subcom. on Early Childhood, Elem, and Sec. Ed.

NSBA executive director Thomas J. Gentzel submitted a letter to the Honorable Todd Rokita, Chairman, and the Honorable Marcia Fudge, Ranking Member, U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, providing relevant and timely resources aimed at safeguarding student privacy while optimizing technology to improve student achievement and competitiveness. 

Showcase your emerging technology today – applications accepted through Jan. 5

Each year the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) highlights six companies with innovative solutions that positively impact one of four key areas of the K-12 enterprise: Teaching and learning, Administrative operations, Parental outreach, and Community engagement.

Apply today to be considered--applications are being accepted through January 5th, 2015. 

Technology Innovation Showcase Application Deadline

Showcase your emerging technology product through the Technology Innovation Showcase. This recognition program is a bridge between the exciting entrepreneurial activities underway in the K-12 market and school board members and district leaders. The Showcase highlights companies that represent a sample of innovative solutions positively impacting one of four key areas of the K-12 enterprise: teaching & learning, administrative operations, parental outreach, community engagement.

Benefits to selected companies include:


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