Each year, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) selects three school districts as co-hosts of a Technology Site Visitation, the purpose of which is to show educators how technology can be used to implement change across an entire district. One of NSBA's 2008 site visits took place in February at the Kyrene Elementary School District, a high-performing suburban district in the Phoenix, Ariz., area that extends over 170 square miles, enrolls 18,500 students, and employs approximately 2,000 teachers, administrators, and staff.

Six years ago, Kyrene, like many other districts, faced multiple organizational and operational challenges. In particular, the district needed to


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