edtech adoption tour stop

TOUR STOP: Here's apparently a popular spot for tech-curious educators: Mooresville Graded School District, North Carolina, crowned by the NYTimes as the "de facto national model of the digital school." The district provides each of its lucky 4,400 students in grades 4-12 with MacBook Airs. (Would have been helpful if they shared what tools they used!) The feel-good stuff: high-level statistics like graduation rate (91%, up 11% from 2009) and state proficiency tests (an average of 88% proficiency across reading, math and science). The not-so-happy side: 10% of the district's teachers were laid off to accommodate this move, adding fuel to that "computers are replacing teachers" bonfire. Don't skip the 350 (and counting) comments from folks including many students.

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