Denver, Nov. 15, 2006 - The Qwest Foundation today announced a landmark program - the Qwest Teachers and Technology grant program - to provide teachers vital technology for their classrooms. Qwest is providing a $900,000 donation that will help fund innovative technology grants so that individual teachers across the country can greatly improve education in the classroom. The grants will be administered by Qwest partner organizations in 12 western states.

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 education experience for students.

"The advancement of technology in the classroom is key to continuously improving our local and national education system," said Teresa Taylor, Qwest's executive vice president and chief human resource officer. "The Qwest Teachers and Technology grant program is a unique opportunity for educators to find innovative ways to bring technology into the classroom and better prepare students to succeed."

The grants will be awarded to teachers through a competitive grant process. Educators will be able to submit applications for the Qwest Teachers and Technology grants beginning at: The website will provide specific instructions on the grant process, including a timeline for application dates.

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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