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12/19/2012 1:21:00 PM
Grant to make big impact on area middle schools
Tablets will enable learning to be more personalized, say administrators
Northwest Middle School students Jack Duffy (front) and Joey Eisel were among members of a class using the computer lab in the school on the morning of Dec. 18. With two labs for nearly 1,000 students, the school can take full advantage of a grant that will put tablets in studentsí hands by 2014.
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Northwest Middle School students Jack Duffy (front) and Joey Eisel were among members of a class using the computer lab in the school on the morning of Dec. 18. With two labs for nearly 1,000 students, the school can take full advantage of a grant that will put tablets in studentsí hands by 2014.
By Thomas Lester


GUILFORD COUNTY - With news that the Guilford County Schools won $30 million in Race to the Top grants, area middle school administrators are dreaming big.

The grant money will go to county middle schools to purchase tablets for students to use for assignments, reading material and homework. By 2014, the devices are expected to be in middle schools throughout the county. GCS's PACE (Personalized Achievement, Curriculum and Environment) Schools Project will create and stimulate student-led learning in the district's 24 middle schools and reach nearly 17,000 students and almost 1,400 faculty members.

Principals at Northwest Middle, Kernodle Middle and Northern Middle believe the grant has the power to change the way students learn in Guilford County.

To read more, see the Dec. 21-Jan. 10 Northwest Observer.






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