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Instructional technology facilitator named 2015 ESD 112 Classified Employee

Eddie Sawyer has been selected the 2015 Classified School Employee of the Year for the Educational Service District 112 region. The award is given by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and recognizes an outstanding classified school employee in each ESD region of the state. Sawye

Blue Valley named to list of top 10 digital school districts

Blue Valley’s use of innovative technologies district-wide, as well as in the classroom, has landed the district a national digital district ranking. The district ranked in the top 10 of the Digital School Districts national survey. The honor was announced by the Center for Digital Education and the

Colleges, districts collaborate to offer degree in three years

A new collaboration between the University of Kansas Edwards Campus, Johnson County Community College and the Blue Valley and Olathe school districts will enable secondary students to obtain a bachelor’s degree in information technology three years after high school graduation, officials announced.

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

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