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Durham schools hope to use federal funds for iPads

Posted November 17, 2010 6:59 p.m. EST

— 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.