Guilford County Schools is spending about $30 million to buy new tablets for 6th-8th graders and teachers at 18 middle schools. They will allow students to remote into class while also enabling teachers to see instantly which students understand which concepts. The districts remaining 6 middle schools will get tablets next year.
Two North Carolina school districts are among 16 nationwide to land federal funds in the first federal Race to the Top competitive grants. In all, 372 North Carolina School districts applied for the grants, but only Guilford County and Iredell-Statesville Schools won in the highly competitive process.