Knox County Schools has made a push to implement more technology in the classroom through its "School Technology Challenge."
The program's mission is to have one technology device for each student and teacher. A total of 28 schools applied to be a part of the pilot initiative.
On Friday afternoon, Dr. Jim McIntrye, superintendent of Knox County Schools, announced the 11 schools participating in the first challenge.
- Bearden High School
- South-Doyle High School
- Holston Middle School
- West Valley Middle School
- Vine Middle School
- Halls Elementary School
- Corryton Elementary School
- Mooreland Heights Elementary School
- Norwood Elementary School
- Sterchi Elementary School
- Bonny Kate Elementary School
McIntyre said in a statement that this first initiative will help the school system successfully expand technology in the classroom.
"We believe selecting a small, representative sample of schools to embrace instructional technology will leverage the creativity and expertise within our schools, build capacity for future expansion, and demonstrate success in schools across our community," McIntyre said. "With this initiative, parents, teachers, stakeholders and taxpayers will be able to see how instructional technology is enhancing education right in their own neighborhood."
The eleven selected schools will start the initiative beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year.