Guilford County Schools tablet program on hold

Guilford County Schools tablet program on hold

Guilford County Schools tablet program on hold

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 9:29 PM

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Guilford County Schools' goal to get tablet computers to every one of its 15,000 students is on hold after students reported melted chargers and a 10 percent rate of broken screens. 

The News & Record of Greensboro reports that the school system decided earlier this month to shelve the tablets and the $3.2 million program until officials can work out the problem with Amplify, a New York-based education technology company that provides the tablets. The tablets had been in schools for about six weeks. 

Amplify spokesman Justin Hamilton says one problem came from the company that made the tablets. The company was supposed to put more durable glass in the machines, but did not follow instructions. 

School board members say there are giving Amplify time to solve the problems.
 

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