[Editor’s note: Welcome to our newest feature, Turnaround Tuesdays. Each week, we will share a story about how a district used technology in schools to improve something. Come back each week for insight on transforming everything from reading scores to wireless network performance.]


Rowan-Salisbury (NC) School System serves 18,382 students across 35 schools.

Biggest challenge:

Our school district was considered a low-performing district by the state of North Carolina. Low-performing is given to a district when more than half of the schools are falling in the ‘D’ or ‘F’ range on an A-F scale. The classrooms within each school were...

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  • About the Author:

    Julie Morrow is assistant superintendent of Rowan-Salisbury Schools in North Carolina.