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Student journalists attend press conference to learn about S.T.A.T.
04/09/2014

Spotlight

Student journalists from several Baltimore County high schools came to the Greenwood Administration Building with pens in hand and a multitude of questions for a S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow) press conference held earlier this week.

Students received an overview of what the S.T.A.T. technology initiative would look like from Ryan Imbriale, the executive director of digital learning, Chief Academic Officer Verletta White, Chief Information Officer Lloyd Brown and Superintendent Dallas Dance.

They were then given time to ask questions of their own. Students asked the panel countless thoughtful and probing questions, and impressed them with their insight and inquisitiveness.

They asked about what it takes to plan an initiative this large, why elementary schools were getting the technology before high schools, if their textbooks would be online, what safeguards would be implemented, how BCPS was budgeting for the initiative, and what S.T.A.T. would do to evolve the way BCPS looks at education.

Later, they asked Dr. Dance what success with this initiative looked like to him.

“I think the most important thing is for students to be engaged,” said Superintendent Dance. “We want to make sure students are globally competitive.”

To learn more about S.T.A.T., visit https://www.bcps.org/academics/stat/

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