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ERIC Number: EJ990995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
1-to-1: Bar None
Plummer, Lisa
T.H.E. Journal, v39 n6 Aug 2012
The Mooresville Graded School District may rank 100th out of 115 North Carolina school districts in per-pupil spending. It might serve a community where 40 percent of its students are eligible for free or reduced lunches. Nevertheless, since the initiation of a progressive digital conversion program four years ago, Mooresville has risen from 38th on the list of the state's "Schools of Distinction" to No. 3 in 2011. End-of-term composite test scores at Mooresville High School rose 21 percent during the same period, and 13 percent for third-graders across the district. The fact that MGSD was able to create one of the most successful 1-to-1 laptop computing programs in the United States might qualify it as a Cinderella story all on its own, even without the accompanying academic success. It's one reason why this program and its impact on academic achievement earned the Mooresville district the 2012 Sylvia Charp Award. This article describes how Mooresville, North Carolina's four-year path to a district-wide laptop program led to across-the-board academic achievement and earned the Sylvia Charp Award.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina