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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 planning improvements in teaching and learning, cultivating strong support staff and getting the buy-in at every level are critical to success.

The article also discusses the challenges of funding technology initiatives in light of budget deficits. Weighing in is Dr. Steve Webb from WSBC member district Vancouver Public Schools.

In response to the Education Week article, Digital Promise started a discussion on what makes an innovative school district leader. Read some of the other perspectives here.