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California school district in need of technological overhaul
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 10:37 AM

Whether high school graduates enroll in college or decide to enter the workforce, they will likely find themselves using some form of technology on a daily basis. For this reason, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) place a focus on ensuring that K-12 students complete each academic year with the knowledge and skills they will need throughout life.

According to the CCSS' website, the Standards help with the development of CCSS-aligned digital media. However, the educators at some school districts are finding that their technological infrastructure is not at the level it should be in order for successful Common Core instruction to be delivered.

Officials at the Rim of the World Unified School District are among those who are not as prepared for the CCSS as they would like to be, Mountain News reported. After conducting a major assessment of its technological capabilities, the District found that it could need anywhere from $571,000 to more than $1 million in new technology to effectively teach students under the Common Core.

Currently, District officials are focused on finding ways to make technological improvements throughout their schools.

"I'm hoping we can get some good grant writing going," Tammy Decroo, president of the District's school board, told the news outlet.