Two North Carolina school districts have won a combined $50 million worth of federal Race to the Top grants. Guilford County and Iredell-Statesville schools will use the money to add technology to classrooms.
In the past, Race to the Top money has gone to states. This is the first time individual districts got the chance to apply for the grants. The U.S. Department of Education awarded grants to sixteen districts across the country with plans to customize student learning.