High Point, NC - It's not everyday students get face to face time with their US representative.
On Friday, some students at one of Guilford County's Elementary schools got chance to meet U.S. Senator Kay Hagan. Sen. Hagan visited High Point's Montlieu Academy of Technology to talk about the $30 million Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) grant that was awarded to Guilford County Schools (GCS) in December and see firsthand how schools will utilize the funding to improve educational outcomes.
The Senator was was joined by Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green and Montlieu Principal Ged O'Donnell.
The RTTT-D grant will be used in Guilford County's middle schools to incorporate some of the same technologies already being used at Montlieu Academy.
Guilford County Schools Get $30M Federal Grant
According to a news release from Sen. Hagan's office: Students at Montlieu Academy have achieved a 9% gain in literacy, an 11% boost in math and a 25% gain in science after starting the pilot digital learning program. The Race to the Top District grant that Hagan supported will allow GCS to purchase new technology, provide training and support to students, families, teachers and principals and add coordinators in middle schools to lead a teaching and learning transformation.
GCS will use the funds to implement its Personalized Achievement, Curriculum and Environment (PACE) Schools Project, which will accelerate 21st century personalized learning across county schools.