Planning for new education technology will be a challenge

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Jackson-Madison County school Superintendent Dr. Verna Ruffin moves into her new role as the head of our school system this week. We join with others in the community in welcoming her and offering support as she guides our school system and our students into the future.

One of the biggest challenges she faces is to plan for our school system’s technological future. We believe technology is critical to the long-term success of our school system and our students. Getting the move to more technology right is crucial if it is to lead to better education outcomes and students better prepared for higher education and the modern workplace.Ruffin takes on the task at a good time. She starts out with widespread support from public education stakeholders.

The school board is solidly behind her. Madison County commissioners are supportive and positive about Ruffin’s leadership. And parents and the public are hopeful that she will be able to move the school system forward.

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