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For Immediate Release

1/5/2017

Dr. Armando Cuellar Middle School recognized as a

Common Sense Certified School:
Digital Citizenship

Weslaco, TX – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Dr Armando Cuellar Middle School as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.

Dr. Armando Cuellar Middle School  has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

"We applaud the faculty and staff of Dr. Armando Cuellar Middle School  for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Jessica Lindl, Head of Common Sense Education. "Dr. Armando Cuellar Middle School  deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large."

Dr. Armando Cuellar Middle School  has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.

"We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School," said Mr. Rodriguez, Principal.  "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning."

For more information about Dr. Armando Cuellar Middle School , go to www.cuellar.wisd.us  To learn more about the criteria Dr. Armando Cuellar Middle School  met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification.

About Dr. Armando Cuellar Middle School

Dr. Armando Cuellar Middle School is one of four cutting edge, technology driven, middle schools in the Weslaco Independent School District system. The staff at Dr. Cuellar Middle School are dedicated to the continual pursuit of being a secure, forward-thinking, and ethical technological pioneer.

About Common Sense Education 

Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. Our educational ratings and reviews platform helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning. Common Sense Education works with more than 340,000 teacher members in over 110,000 schools to help ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive in the 21st century.

Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology. To see all of Common Sense's education resources, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators

Press contacts:

For inquiries related to Dr. Armando Cuellar Middle School :

Dottie Guerra

dguerra@wisd.us

956-969-6720

For inquiries related to Common Sense:

Corbie Kiernan

ckiernan@commonsense.org

415-582-6656