GCS SIGNS DEAL TO PURCHASE AMPLIFY TABLETS FOR PACE PROJECT
Guilford County Schools middle school students: get ready to be Amplified. The district took a major step in personalizing learning for all its students when it signed an agreement for Amplify to provide more than 21,000 tablet computers. Starting this fall, GCS will lead one of the largest deployments of one-to-one technology in K-12 education. The devices are part of the district's Personalized Achievement, Curriculum and Environment Project, also known as PACE. Funded by a $30 million Race to the Top-District grant from the U.S. Department of Education, PACE will put technology in the hands of middle school students to allow them to grow and learn at their own pace. The PACE project is the signature initiative of the district's 2016 Strategic Plan, and the grant is the largest in Guilford County Schools (GCS) history.