From the New York Times, via The Loop from a while ago:
“This is not about the technology,” Mark Edwards, superintendent of Mooresville Graded School District, would tell the visitors later over lunch. “It’s not about the box. It’s about changing the culture of instruction — preparing students for their future, not our past.”
As debate continues over whether schools invest wisely in technology — and whether it measurably improves student achievement — Mooresville, a modest community about 20 miles north of Charlotte best known as home to several Nascar teams and drivers, has quietly emerged as the de facto national model of the digital school.
Fascinating look at how they did it: job cuts, larger class sizes, leased MacBook Airs, self-paced learning. Noteworthy, too, that it’s for an entire school district (5000 students… the size of one of our “integrated programme” schools here).