The Boston Globe reports that two forward-thinking educators are being reunited in Billerica. Salah E. Khelfaoui has been hired as the technology director for the School Department, which is the first step in the School Committee’s commitment to raise test scores above the state average. Superintendent Anthony Serio worked with Khelfaoui in Turners Falls and says: “Here we are dealing with the most precious of resources — children — and we’re really behind the times in how we’re communicating to the families.” Serio plans to fast-forward to a world where parents can access children’s grades and attendance records, leapfrogging past the handwritten report card era. When Khelfaoui starts this month, he intends to author a software package that will help raise test scores. Information will eventually be entered into a database, which will then output results that shows which teachers are getting better results and why. In addition, he plans to take an inventory of the overall technology system, and expects to assemble a technology committee by the end of the next school year, to develop a list of needed software and hardware…