Qwest Foundation Rewards Innovative Teachers Throughout Its Region Who Improve Education By Using Technology In The Classroom

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: www.qwest.com/community. 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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