YUMA, AZ, Feb. 26, 2008 — Writing, planning and producing a daily newscast is helping Crane Middle School students better understand the English language -- and ultimately will help them as they move into high school. The school reports that English is not the primary language spoken at home for 71 percent of its students, and that some students are falling behind in demonstrating proficiency in meeting statestandards. Northern Arizona University’s (NAU) “GEAR UP” program, using the Qwest Foundation’s $12,242 grant, will help renovate Crane Middle School’s Broadcasting Media Studio. Broadcasting classes provide a wonderful opportunity and learning experience for the students.
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The Qwest Foundation's core principle is that investing in people and communities provides lasting value for the future. The Qwest Foundation awards grants to community-based programs that generate high-impact and measurable results, focusing on pre-K through grade 12 education.