(Carrollton, Ga. – June 29, 2021) Two Carroll County Schools were chosen by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) to participate in the state’s GRE4T Initiative: Georgia’s Path for Personalized Learning.
According to the GADOE’s press release, GRE4T is an $18.5 million federal grant to expand virtual and personalized learning in Georgia. Mount Zion Middle School (MZMS) and Whitesburg Elementary School (WES) will use the allotted funding to enhance professional learning programs for leaders and educators and expand connectivity for students to access innovative learning opportunities. MZMS and WES are among only 53 schools that were selected from across the state.
State School Superintendent Richard Woods explained, “In Georgia, we are committed to building a more personalized and connected educational system, and continuing to leverage virtual learning more effectively, both during the COVID-19 pandemic and long-term. These funds will help us build that system and expand personalized learning opportunities for our students.”
“We are very excited to be part of the GRE4T Initiative,” stated Dr. Jessica Ainsworth, Assistant Superintendent of School Performance. “Our teachers and leaders continue to develop innovative and creative ways to customize learning through both classroom instruction and virtual platforms. We appreciate the support we are receiving from the state and federal level to ensure our students have personalized learning experiences that keep them engaged and future focused.”