Durham schools hope to use federal funds for iPads
Posted November 17, 2010 6:59 p.m. EST
Durham, N.C. — Durham schools expect to get $4.5 million to spend over four years from a federal program aimed at helping struggling schools.
North Carolina was one of nine states to win a "Race to the Top" grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The state is getting $400 million to improve teacher quality, student performance and career preparation.
The 26-member Education Transformation Commission is studying the best ways to use the federal funds.
Durham school officials said they plan to spend the money to help low-performing schools.
The district also wants to buy iPads for some schools and work on teacher development.