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Utah State Office of Education and Qwest Foundation Team to Reward Innovative Teachers Throughout Utah with Tech Grants

SALT LAKE CITY, OCT. 27, 2009 – The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) today announced the Qwest Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program, which for the fourth year in a row will offer funds that allow Utahteachers to provide vital technology for their classrooms. Qwest is providing a $50,000 donation that will help fund innovative technology so that individual teachers across the state can improve education in the classroom. The grants will be administered by the USOE.

 

The purpose of the Qwest Teachers and Technology grant program is to recognize and reward public school teachers who use innovative technology in the classroom to improve the educational experience for students. The competitive grant applications must be postmarked by midnight December 18, 2009. Grant information and the application/forms can be found at http://my.uen.org/39 (Qwest grant tab).

 

 

About Utah State Office of Education

The Utah State Office of Education focuses on the Utah State Board of Education’s goals to ensure literacy and numeracy for all Utah children, provide high quality instruction in all classrooms, establish curriculum with high standards and relevance and require assessment to inform instruction and provide accountability.

 

About the Qwest Foundation:

The Qwest Foundation’s core principle is that investing in education 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-12 education.

 

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Utah State Office of Education Contact:

Mark Peterson

Director, Public Relations, USOE

801-538-7635

mark.peterson@schools.utah.gov

 

Qwest Contact:                              

Mark Molzen 

Regional Public Relations Manager                      

602.630.8224                                   

mark.molzen@qwest.com