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ERIC Number: ED543177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 94
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Hattiesburg Public School District. Summative Report
Ba, Harouna; Meade, Terri; Pierson, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Camille; Roy, Amanda; Williams, Hakim
Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc
The Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) is a small urban school system located in southern Mississippi. Of the almost 4,500 students enrolled in its nine schools, 92 percent are African American and 90 percent receive free or reduced lunch. Currently, HPSD employs 34 administrators, 375 teachers, and 11 technology specialists. When the 21st Century Schools Initiative (21S) began in the 2005-2006 school year, only two of the nine HPSD schools participated--Rowan Elementary and Hattiesburg High School. During the second year of the initiative, however, participation rose to include all of the district's schools, a level that continues to the present. Over time, the 21S vision is helping teachers recognize the value of technology within a 21st century education. In 2008, 83 percent of surveyed teachers agreed that technology was an integral part of their school; by 2009 that number had increased to 92 percent. A large majority of leaders (81 percent) say they have created leadership teams to help support the process of change in their school. The 21S Initiative centers around three structural transformations: (1) Connected District/School; (2) Connected Learning; and (3) Connected Community. Rowan Elementary School Classroom Maps are appended. (Contains 47 figures, 21 tables, and 7 footnotes.)
Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc. 96 Morton Street 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014. Tel: 212-807-4200; Fax: 212-633-8804; e-mail: cct@edcorg; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Cisco Global Education
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Center for Children and Technology
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi