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Kent School District chosen as one of five signature districts for Project Red
The Kent School District was chosen to become one of five new “signature" districts to participate Project Red’s 1-to-1 technology implementation program, bringing the total number of participating districts to 15.
Project RED ("Revolutionizing EDucation") is an organization whose purpose is to research the costs and impact of technology implementations in K-12 schools.
Following its first national study in 2010, the group concluded that technology, when properly implemented, can have a significant positive impact on student achievement and can offer financial benefits at the federal, state, and local levels.
Districts are chosen to be a part of 1-to-1 based on technology in place, how they are implementing it, how it interacts with curriculum and how the technology is utilized in the district.
“This is an honor because it means that our district is being used as a model for other districts looking to implement technology,” said Thuan Nguyen, chief information and automated operations officer. “This also lets us know that we as an institution are on the right track and being good stewards of our district resources.”
Project RED's 15 signature districts will be putting concepts in Project RED Design into practice beginning in the 2012-2013 school year and will share their findings with the education community over the course of the following three years.
The signature districts will also receive mentoring, support, and guidance from Project RED.