South Carolina District Raises $190,000 for Computer Initiative

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rock Hill schools’ goal of putting a computer in the hands of every student would be a life changer – not only for students, but for businesses and the community at large, says Mark Edwards, the national school superintendent of the year.

The superintendent of Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District Edwards started a computer-based program to improve his district’s performance five years ago. On Tuesday, he said his schools have yet to reach their potential.

But Mooresville’s results have improved so much that Rock Hill educators and those from 40 states, Canada and other foreign countries have gone there to see what’s being done right.

Edwards shared the successes with about 300 Rock Hill business and community leaders Tuesday at the first High Tech Gala, sponsored by the Rock Hill School District Foundation.

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