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For Mooresville superintendent, another national award

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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Mooresville Superintendent Mark Edwards visits with students at Mooresville Middle School Friday, March 8, 2013. Edwards was recently named national Superintendent of the Year. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Mooresville Superintendent Mark Edwards visits Mooresville Middle School Friday, March 8, 2013. Edwards was recently named national Superintendent of the Year. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

Mooresville Superintendent Mark Edwards will receive a national education award Tuesday night at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Edwards will be among six honorees at the ninth annual Common Sense Media Awards. Other recipients are actor LeVar Burton, ABC’s “Modern Family” sitcom and U.S. Reps. Edward Markey, Joe Barton and Jay Rockefeller.

“This year, Common Sense Media is honoring a group of innovative educators, actors and lawmakers who are making children’s lives better through creative uses of media and technology,” James Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media, said in a news release.

Common Sense Media is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides families with advice and media reviews to make the best choices for their children.

Edwards will receive the organization’s Educator of the Year award as a pioneer of what the organization calls “1:1 computing in public schools.”

As U.S. schools shift to more digital-based learning, Mooresville Graded School District has been a national model because of its digital conversion and high academic achievement rates.

As a result, Edwards was named national Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators this year, and President Barack Obama visited Mooresville Middle School in June.

In Mooresville, every student from fourth grade to 12th grade is issued a MacBook Air to use at school and to take home. Classrooms use laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards.

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