HP grants headed to three Arizona schools

May 15, 2006

By hammersmith

[Source: The Business Journal of Phoenix] — Three Arizona schools, along with 167 other schools across the United States and Puerto Rico, will share in more than $7 million in mobile technology, cash and professional development grants as part of the 2006 Hewlett-Packard Co. Technology for Teaching grant program. Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Mohave Community College in Lake Havasu City, and the Mission View Elementary School in Tucson will share in the money, that will help pay for new computers and other technology.

During the 2006-07 academic year, projects through this program will impact nearly 45,000 students, according to HP officials. The program is designed to improve student achievement through the innovative uses of technology in the classroom while encouraging student interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and math. From 2004-2006, HP has contributed a total of $36 million in Technology for Teaching grants to more than 650 schools around the world.

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