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HCS Certified as "Common Sense Education: Digital Citizenship" District
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
Common Sense Education - Digital Citizenship
Common Sense Education - Digital Citizenship

12-March-2017 (HCS) - Hoover City Schools, as a system, has been newly approved as a Common Sense Certified District: Digital Citizenship. As such, the school system joins only 20 other school districts nationally to achieve this rigorous certification.

The process recognizes the district's efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young students and engaging other stakeholders in the process. To reach Common Sense Certified District: Digital Citizenship status, at least 50 percent of schools must have met the Common Sense Certified School criteria, and the district must have a plan to reach the remaining percentage of schools over the next two years.

HCS Technology Integration Coach Jeff Richardson helped lead the effort to secure Hoover City Schools' certification.

"Thanks to [the] commitment and support of our team, our schools, and our mission, we have firmly established that digital citizenship is a priority for Hoover City Schools now and in the future," Richardson said.

This recognition is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

To learn more about Common Sense Education, visit