California High School Credits Technology with Improving Educational Experience

By Scott Aronowitz 09/10/10

New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS) of Carson, CA, has reported that its use of Web-based communications management system eChalk has resulted in improved student and teacher communication and greater parental involvement in the education process.

The public charter school was founded in 2008 as part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to help prepare its predominantly black student population for both higher education and the competitive workforce in the 21st century. Technology is a critical tool for the school in fulfilling its mission, said NMSS Executive Director Tony Kline, and eChalk is an important part of that technology.

“It helps our kids understand what it’ll take to succeed in college,” Kline explained, “because it helps them understand the nuts and bolts of what they need to do to stay on track (turn in work on time, stay current with workload and schedule items, etc.) at the next level, i.e., higher education.”

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