Because of its innovative laptop and technology initiative launched last year, Salisbury Township School District announced it has been selected to participate in a national technology in education research program, Project RED.
Project RED (an acronym for "revolutionizing education") was founded by three research organizations that studied the academic results and financial implication of education technology.
Salisbury is one of only 10 school districts to be named a Project RED Signature District, said Randy Ziegenfuss, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. As a result, the district will get support, research and networking opportunities in the program.
"It brings national recognition to what we're doing," Ziegenfuss said.
"It's great news," said school board member Mary Ziegler.
Last year, Salisbury was the first school district in the Lehigh Valley to issue part of its Teaching and Learning 2014 program, or TL2014.
Salisbury has also been asked to apply to the Apple Distinguished Program for schools.
"What's interesting and notable is we're starting to get recognition for this," Ziegenfuss said.