SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools took a monumental step toward integrating 21st century learning tools into the curriculum this past week when the school board approved the district's first 1:1 technology initiative. The plan, scheduled for implementation at the start of the 2013-14 year, will provide iPads for every student in third through fifth grade, and put MacBook Air laptops into the hands of every student in sixth to 12th grade. Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson called the effort the school district's "technology revolution."The school system started dabbling with the idea of putting interactive technology into the hands of all students last year with an iPad pilot initiative in grades 3-5 at eight of the district's elementary schools. School officials said, and classroom sets of iPad's were provided for each grade level in addition to teacher training and ongoing professional development.