Henrico County Public Schools has been named one of the Top 10 Technology Districts in the nation by the staff of District Administration magazine. An article about the Top 10 designation appears in the December 2002 edition of the publication, which notes that Henrico was chosen “because it was the first district to give Apple iBook laptop computers to every sixth- through 12th-grader.”
Henrico schools teamed with Apple and launched the Teaching and Learning Technology Initiative. iBooks were deployed to all high school students and teachers at the beginning of the 2001-02 school year. As we
reported in May, middle school students and teachers began utilizing laptops beginning with the 2002-2003 school year. The school system has made a deal to purchase over 20,000 iBooks.
The article goes on to name several other recent designations earned by Henrico schools including the National School Boards Association’s Trailblazer Award, and Pioneer Award, the Governor’s Gold Star Award and the Greater Richmond Technology Council’s Skillbuilders Award.