Are K-12 schools preparing our kids for a professional career?
The education industry is big. Federal, State, and Local governments are projected to spend a trillion dollars on education this year, with $638 billion budgeted for K-12 schools. San Diego Unified School District is one of the largest K-12 school districts in the county, with 132,000 students, 15,000 employees, and a 2015-2016 budget of $2.35 billion. However, how well is the current generation of students prepared for a professional life, and how can we provide better educational opportunities to K-12 students?
Come and hear about some of the successes and failures of San Diego Unified’s programs to train today’s kids to become tomorrow’s professionals. We will talk about SDUSD’s Interactive Classroom of the 21st Century (www.i21now.com) program and the next steps for planning for 1:1 Computing for all San Diego Unified students. Please feel free to bring any questions about large-scale deployments. For example, SDUSD deployed 58,000 laptops over four months earlier this year.