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Miami, FL (April 11, 2024) – CoSN, a premier association of K-12 education technology leaders, honored Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) in Manassas, Virginia with the 2024 Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity.

The CoSN Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity recognizes a district that is working to address digital equity, narrow the Homework Gap and ensure that all students have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

“PWCS’ commitment to bridging the digital divide is unwavering, and receiving the Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity recognizes the collaborative efforts of our division and schools,” said Matt Guilfoyle, Chief Information Officer, PWCS. “We believe that equitable access to technology is essential, and it is our responsibility to empower our students to be digital citizens who use information technology to better themselves and the world around them.”

PWCS uses and supports technology in innovative ways. Most importantly, each school has an instructional technology coach who offers professional development and assistance to teachers, supporting a culture of innovation. The rich data culture has positively affected attendance, student support and graduation rates.

Watch a video highlighting PWCS’ accomplishments here.

Learn more about the CoSN2024 awards at:

CoSN kicked off its Annual Conference, CoSN2024: “Leading for Innovation at Warp Speed,” on Monday, April 8. The conference offered three and a half days of unparalleled education, networking opportunities, live technology demonstrations and more. As the premier EdTech leadership conference of the year, CoSN convened school system technology leaders, superintendents and other senior education leaders that were interested in discussing the future of learning in a time of unprecedented change.

About CoSN
CoSN, the world-class professional association for K-12 EdTech leaders, stands at the forefront of education innovation. We are driven by a mission to equip current and aspiring K-12 education technology leaders, their teams, and school districts with the community, knowledge, and professional development they need to cultivate engaging learning environments. Our vision is rooted in a future where every learner reaches their unique potential, guided by our community. CoSN represents over 13 million students and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.

About Prince William County Public Schools, VA
Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) share a collective vision that every student will graduate on-time with the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary to create a thriving future for themselves and their community. With more than 90,000 students enrolled, PWCS is the second largest school division in Virginia and the 34th largest in the country. PWCS is the most diverse public county school division in Virginia.

CoSN: Makenzie Carlin,

Prince William County Public Schools: Meghan Silas,