Matt Zalaznick

VOICE-ACTIVATED Q&A—Students in the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indiana ask Alexa questions about what they’re studying. For safety reasons, the IT team has connected the device to a specialized Wi-Fi network.
SPECIAL EDUCATION SUCCESS—A student (right) from Cleveland County Schools works with an employee at a fabric company. The North Carolina district’s Future Ready Occupational Course of Study program prepares special needs students for life after high school, with access to on-the-job experiences and related training in soft and hard skills.
MATH & READING CONNECTIONS—Students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools learn math from teachers who receive extensive PD in providing rigorous instruction to English language learners. The North Carolina district’s math and language teachers also now collaborate more closely to develop lessons.