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News Release

Contact: Thomas Algarin, Director, Communication & Information
770-422-3500 ext. 282

Release April 19, 2013

Marietta City – Ranked #1 Mid-Sized
School District In Technology Know-How
District places in Top 10, seventh consecutive year

MARIETTA, GA -Marietta City Schools has earned top honors for technology integration, and placed 1st, among mid-sized school districts (3,000 – 12,000 students), in the nation’s ninth annual Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). For the seventh consecutive year, MCS placed among the Top 10 U.S. School Districts Honored for Technology Know-How.

The annual Digital School Districts Survey highlights exemplary school boards and districts’ use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community and to improve district operations. Marietta City Schools requires students to take online classes for graduation and, beginning in the sixth grade; students build and maintain a college and career-ready e-portfolio.

“Our school board is committed to the continued use of technology to govern the district, improve district operations, and engage our constituents, and we support this investment through a long-term strategic technology plan that successfully integrates technology for student learning district wide,” said Randy Weiner, Chair, Board of Education - City of Marietta.

“Through the leadership of local school boards, we continue to see that technology tools and practices are transforming America's public schools,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA Executive Director. “The school districts honored in the 2013 Digital Districts Survey serve as national models for education technology innovations.”

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