Cape Elizabeth, Maine (May 30, 2018) – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Cape Elizabeth Schools as a Common Sense District - the first in Maine.
 
Cape Elizabeth Schools 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. The recognition acknowledges our district's commitment to creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship.
 
"We applaud the faculty and staff of Cape Elizabeth Schools for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Liz Kline, VP, Education Programs, Common Sense Education. "Cape Elizabeth Schools 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."
 
Cape Elizabeth Schools 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 District" said Superintendent Howard Colter. "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 Cape Elizabeth Schools, go to www.Cape.K12.me.us. To learn more about the criteria Cape Elizabeth Schools met to become recognized as a Common Sense District, visit https://www.commonsense.org/education/recognition-districts.

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

For inquiries related to Cape Elizabeth Schools: 
Jonathan Werner, Library & Instructional Technology Specialist
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Noel Harroff, District Technology Coordinator
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For inquiries related to Common Sense:
Corbie Kiernan
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