Charleston County School District is one of 11 districts nationwide that will be supported by Project RED this year in its one-to-one education technology implementation.

The school district is considering the possibility of giving all of the district’s roughly 45,000 students iPads, and it’s been testing the concept in certain schools and classes.

Project RED is an organization dedicated to 1:1 technology implementation research, and it chose the first 10 districts in September to become Signature Districts. Charleston was not on the initial list posted on the group’s website, but local officials said it since has become a part of that program. The website also noted that Project RED intended to have 20 total districts participating.

Project RED will offer Charleston schools customized guidance and collaboration opportunities, and the goal is for Charleston and other participating districts to become best-practice models for others nationally.

The only other participating South Carolina district is Richland 2.