State, Superintendent Featured in National Technology Publication

Posted: January 05, 2000
West Virginia education received another national recognition this week in the January 2000 issue of eSchool News, a critically-acclaimed newspaper for K-12 technology decision makers.  

State Superintendent Dr. Henry Marockie was featured in the publication's cover story, "Impact 30," the second annual listing of the 30 people in the country who have had a powerful effect on technology in the nation's schools.  

In the article, Dr. Marockie was applauded for leading "a forward-looking program that had all students in grades K-6 learning math and reading skills with the help of computers and integrated learning system software."  

According to eSchool News editors, the 30 individuals profiled are considered "high-impact players" who have done "great things for education."  

Others featured in the article include William Kennard, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; Steve Case, chairman and CEO of America Online; Bill Gates, chairman and CEO of Microsoft Corp.; and Jim Geringer, governor of Wyoming.  

As State Superintendent, Dr. Marockie has been instrumental in the success of several major technology initiatives including the Basic Skills/Computer Education Program; the SUCCESS initiative that moved the program into the secondary level; and the WORLD SCHOOL program, a partnership between Bell Atlantic and the West Virginia Department of Education to bring Internet into the classrooms of West Virginia.  

Dr. Marockie also serves as vice chair of two significant national boards dealing with $2.25 billion dollars in technology rate discounts for schools and libraries: the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) and the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD).

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