Guilford Co. ‘State of Our Schools’ program

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. --- Superintendent Maurice 'Mo' Green addressed a strategic plan for Guilford County schools at the 'State of Our Schools' program Thursday night at the Carolina Theatre.

Green said the list of goals for the county are based upon several committees of teachers, school board members and an online survey composed of about 2,000 parents.

He said one of the greatest parts of the strategic plan for the next few years is the emphasis on new technology for students.

About a month ago the county was given $30 million dollars in a federal grant that will allow students to engage in hands on learning.

"To now bring in to today the technology tools that many of our young people know how to access and take advantage of really allows us to say ok we're catching up with you students," Green said.

Green said the new tech devices will first be used in middle schools and then eventually expand to all grades.

The devices will feature internet access and the students will have the ability to take the devices home.

Among the other top proprieties in the strategic plan are safety and raising the graduation rate to 90 percent.