Guilford County Schools http://wfae.org en Amplify Will Issue New Tablets To Guilford County Middle Schools http://wfae.org/post/amplify-will-issue-new-tablets-guilford-county-middle-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The educational software and technology company Amplify announced it will </span><a href="http://www.gcsnc.com/pages/gcsnc/News/GCS__Amplify_Announce_New_Tabl" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">issue 19,240 new tablets</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to Guilford County middle schools. The company says these tablets are durable and will feature "Gorilla Glass" screens and spill-resistant "rubber bumpers."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the company's second attempt to serve Guilford County Schools. The school district last fall leased 15,000 tablets as part of a $30 million federal Race To The Top grant. But one month into the program, more than 10 percent of Amplify tablets had cracked or broken screens. One student's tablet&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wfae.org/post/guilford-schools-suspend-tablet-program-due-high-number-cracked-screens" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">charger overheated and melted.</a></p><div> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:49:48 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46243 at http://wfae.org Amplify Will Issue New Tablets To Guilford County Middle Schools Guilford Schools Suspend Tablet Program Due To High Number Of Cracked Screens http://wfae.org/post/guilford-schools-suspend-tablet-program-due-high-number-cracked-screens <p><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many school systems are wrestling with ways to serve students with mobile technology such as tablets. But Guilford County Schools has learned there’s a downside to the devices. The district has suspended its tablet program after students reported 1,500 cracked or broken screens in just the first month of school.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:50:21 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 36814 at http://wfae.org Guilford Schools Suspend Tablet Program Due To High Number Of Cracked Screens Iredell-Statesville And Guilford County Schools Win Race To The Top Grants http://wfae.org/post/iredell-statesville-and-guilford-county-schools-win-race-top-grants <p>Two North Carolina school districts have won a combined $50 million worth of federal Race to the Top grants.&nbsp; Guilford County and Iredell-Statesville schools will use the money to add technology to classrooms.&nbsp;</p><p>In the past, Race to the Top money has gone to states.&nbsp; This is the first time individual districts got the chance to apply for the grants.&nbsp; The U.S. Department of Education awarded grants to sixteen districts across the country with plans to customize student learning.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:07:39 +0000 Lisa Miller 17498 at http://wfae.org