The Madison, Ala., City Schools’ technology programs will be on display for educational leaders from across the country this week as part of a technology site visit by the National School Boards Association, reports the Huntsville Times. School leaders will start arriving March 24 for the March 25-27 event. "We’re just so honored to be selected to showcase our technology offerings," said Kathy Rains, director of technology for the system. "I think many people probably think we have nothing to offer in Alabama, but when this crowd gets here they’ll see Alabama has got it going on." Rains said the state’s virtual library and distance learning efforts are role models for other states. Madison School Board President Sue Helms said having Madison chosen for the site visit is a confirmation that the system is headed in the right direction. "We are doing the right things, setting trends, and we are the first ones out there doing a lot of things and that’s a good thing for us," Helms said. "Now the whole country is coming to see what we do." The Madison school system’s Teacher Resource Center at the central office location is one of three regional training centers for the statewide distance learning initiative. The training centers are part of a state education department program called Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators, and Students Statewide, or ACCESS…

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