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Vancouver Public Schools’ digital transformation garners tech award

Vancouver Public Schools’ (VPS) digital transformation through one-to-one technology that supports teaching and learning has earned recognition for the district. This month, it also garnered a 2014 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award for VPS Superintendent Steve Webb. The award is given annually by eSch

Blue Valley’s Mission Trail Elementary earns national Blue Ribbon distinction

The gym floor was packed and the anticipation was high. Mission Trail Elementary Principal Debbie Bond called an assembly for an all school photo, or so they thought. But it was all part of a cover so Bond could tell her students and staff the good news. The moment she made the announcement that Mis

PISA exam, tested in Blue Valley schools, goes deeper than rankings

Blue Valley School District was featured in a Kansas City Start article about how the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is inspiring stronger classrooms.                    BY JOE ROBERTSON American schools, by holding steady on international test scores released today, are falling

Technology accelerates superintendency evolution

Is technological vision a requirement for the modern superintendent? A recent Education Week article suggests it is. However, leading the charge into new technologies isn’t as simple as just purchasing and distributing devices. Developing a long-term plan for the infrastructure, strategically planni

How Vancouver Public Schools prepares students for a modern, digital workforce

In his recent speech in Mooresville, North Carolina, President Obama focused on the growing skills gap in America. Students are not graduating high school and college ready for the jobs available, especially in the STEM field. One path to closing that gap, Obama cited, is through digital learning, c

Technology supports a district’s commitment to student achievement

Technology is an integral part of life in Washington’s Vancouver Public Schools (VPS), located just north of Portland, Oregon—and it has been for quite some time. They are the only district to host three National School Boards Association Technology Leadership Network site visits, the first in 1993,