MILLBURN, NJ - After being named to the bonze level of the Future Ready Initiative this past September, Millburn Schools took a moment to honor the educators who made it possible.

The ranking certifies that all schools in the district are in compliance with a series of mandates regarding technology integration and usage in the classroom, which is often an indicator of how ready students will be for the outside world upon graduation.

The high school received certification several years prior, with the rest of the district catching up this year. For Evan Abramson, the Director of Technology at Millburn Township Public Schools, the banner signifying compliance with bronze tier is something significant.

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"We've been working with our elementary schools all the way through our middle school to prepare ourselves to create evidence that's needed in order to score the certification points," Abramson said. "It''s really important for us, in order to do that...we wanted our staff to be fully aware of the process and working together with our leadership teams and technology teams to understand everybody has to work together."

Abramson also noted that the students are beneficiaries of the program, and the more rigorous integration of technology will help prepare them for the real world.

Following the awarding of bronze-tier certification, Abramson said that the district's next move wil be to work towards total silver certification in the next few years, the following tier up.