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HP Awards More Than $7 Million in Education Grants to Schools in the United States and Puerto Rico

Grants mark fifth year of HP’s commitment, totaling nearly $60 million, to transforming teaching and learning through effective use of technology

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 2, 2008

HP is awarding 149 K-12 public schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico more than $7 million in technology, cash and professional development training.

The grants, part of the 2008 HP Technology for Teaching Grant initiative, mark five years of the company’s commitment to innovative educators who are transforming student achievement through the use of technology in the classroom, while encouraging student interest in careers in technology, engineering, math and science, including environmental science.

Since 2004, HP has contributed a total of nearly $60 million in HP Technology for Teaching grants to more than 1,000 schools in 41 countries worldwide. During the past 20 years, HP has contributed more than $1 billion in cash and equipment to schools, universities, community organizations and other nonprofit organizations around the world.

“Teaching excellence, combined with innovative tools and resources, positively contributes to student learning,” said Yvonne Hunt, vice president, Global Social Investment, HP. “In our fifth year of the HP Technology for Teaching Grant initiative, we remain committed to helping teachers empower students through effective uses of technology that are fundamental to education.”

Since the inception of the HP Technology for Teaching initiative, grant recipients have reported a positive impact on teaching and student achievement as a result of the program. For example, DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., redesigned a computer science course to add collaboration and provide more immediate feedback. The HP technology awarded from the grant enabled this new approach to instruction, and the course completion rate increased from 86 percent to 99 percent.

At Lake Street School in Spencer, Mass., teachers used HP technology for a hands-on solar system project. Students in two classes using HP technology showed dramatic improvement and received average test scores of 80 percent and 93 percent, while students studying the same material without HP technology had an average score of 55 percent.

“The HP Technology for Teaching program is emblematic of the success students can achieve when given access to the technology and skilled teachers that they deserve,” said Leslie Conery, deputy chief executive officer, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). “As a result of HP’s generous donations, grant recipients are prepared to effectively use these new HP technologies to improve student learning.”

K-12 grants

HP is awarding nearly $4.1 million in cash and equipment to teams of five teachers at 110 K-12 public schools in the United States. Extra consideration was given to schools serving low-income students and projects including a math, science or environmental component.

The award packages, each valued at more than $38,000, will include an HP Tablet PC with Microsoft® Windows Vista® Tablet PC Edition, a multimedia projector, an HP digital camera, an HP Officejet printer/scanner/copier and a $500 cash award for each teacher.

This year, HP also is providing grant recipients with an HP Designjet Z2100 printer. These printers will allow schools to perform in-house large-format printing, alleviating costs typically spent with external printing companies.

Teachers also can participate in a professional development program sponsored by HP and led by ISTE, during which they will receive customized mentoring and learning opportunities and can participate in an online learning community to share best practices.

In addition, Microsoft has agreed to donate five licenses of Microsoft Office Enterprise and five licenses of Microsoft Student 2008 to each school receiving a 2008 HP Technology for Teaching grant.

Grant recipients represent schools in 37 states as well as in Puerto Rico. In many grant proposals, teachers and students plan to use mobile technology outside the classroom to learn about their environment and then enhance their learning inside the classroom through the Internet.

Higher education grants

HP is awarding 39 two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico more than $3 million in cash and equipment. Each recipient package is valued at $77,000 and will include numerous HP products, such as HP Tablet PCs, and a faculty cash award.

The higher education grants support course redesign that helps increase the number of students graduating with degrees in engineering, computer science and environmental science. The program aims to enhance student success as faculty members adopt technology-enhanced instruction in their classrooms.

This year, Microsoft has generously agreed to donate 21 licenses of Microsoft Office Enterprise to each institution receiving a 2008 HP Technology for Teaching higher education grant in North America.

2008 HP Technology for Teaching grant recipients

More information about the 2008 HP Technology for Teaching program and grant recipients is available at www.hp.com/go/hpteach. This year’s recipients are listed alphabetically by state, below. Grant recipients that demonstrate success within the first year may have the opportunity to apply for the HP Technology for Teaching Leadership award, which is a reinvestment grant of higher value.

Aliceville High School, Aliceville
Gadsden State Community College, Ayers Campus, Gadsden

Huntsville Intermediate School, Huntsville
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Flagstaff Middle School, Flagstaff

Allan Hancock Joint Community College District, Santa Maria
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Clover Avenue Elementary School, Los Angeles
Cucamonga Elementary School, Rancho Cucamonga
Fairmont Charter School, Vacaville
Francisco Middle School, San Francisco
High Tech High Los Angeles, Lake Balboa
Innovation Middle School (08-09), currently Kroc Middle School (07-08), San Diego
Luther Burbank High School, Sacramento
Mountain Shadows Middle School, Nuevo
Mira Loma High School, Sacramento
Rio Vista Elementary School, Canyon Country
University of California, Riverside
University of Redlands, Redlands
Vintage Parkway Elementary School, Oakley
Winston Churchill Middle School, Carmichael

Adams City High School, Commerce City
Barone Middle School, Meeker
Carmody Middle School, Lakewood
Colorado School of Mines, Golden

E. O. Smith High School, Storrs

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee
Florida Southern College, Lakeland
Indian River Elementary, Edgewater
Margate Middle School, Margate
Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach
Port Salerno Elementary, Stuart

Eastside Elementary, Senoia
Ed S. Cook Elementary School, Atlanta
Ficquett Elementary School, Covington
Hartwell Elementary School, Hartwell
John Johnson Elementary, Bainbridge
Memorial Drive Elementary, Waycross
Veterans Memorial Middle School, Covington
Villa Rica Middle School, Temple

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Madison High School, Rexburg

Ames Middle School, Chicago
Rockford Environmental Science Academy, Rockford

George Rogers Clark Middle School, Vincennes
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Tri-State University, Angola

Clarke College, Dubuque
Clear Creek Amana Middle School, Middle Amana
Wilson Elementary School, Ottumwa

Ogden Elementary School, Ogden
Royal Valley Middle School, Mayetta

Fallsburg Elementary School, Louisa
University of Kentucky, Lexington
University of Louisville, Louisville

Central Lafourche High School, Raceland

Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore

Ipswich Middle School, Ipswich
Lynn English High School, Lynn

Albion College, Albion
Michigan Technological University, Houghton
University Preparatory Academy Elementary School, Detroit
Washington Middle School, Calumet
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Bertha-Hewitt School, ISD 786, Bertha
Dassel-Cokato Middle School, Cokato
Vermilion Community College, Ely

Key Elementary, Jackson
Tylertown Lower Elementary, Tylertown

Heber Hunt Elementary School, Sedalia
Matthews Elementary School, Sikeston

Twin Lakes Elementary School, Las Vegas

New Hampshire
Henry Wilson Elementary School, Manchester

New Jersey
Camden County College, Blackwood
Port Monmouth Road School, Keansburg
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
Weymouth Township Elementary School, Dorothy

New Mexico
Sonoma Elementary School, Las Cruces

New York
DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx
Frederick Douglass Academy V, Bronx
General Herkimer Elementary School, Utica
Grover Cleveland High School, Ridgewood
Mount Pleasant Cottage School, Pleasantville
New Day Academy, Bronx
Newark Valley Middle School, Newark Valley
P138M @ Park West, New York
P721X-Stephen D. McSweeney OTC, Bronx
PS 9: The Ryer Avenue Elementary School, Bronx
PS 16: Queens, Corona
PS 122: Mamie Fay School, Queens
Red Creek Central High School, Red Creek
Sharon Springs Central School, Sharon Springs
State University of New York, Stony Brook, Stony Brook
Steinway Intermediate School 141, Astoria
Twin Parks Upper School/I.S. 129X, Bronx
Volney Elementary School, Fulton

North Carolina
CamTech High School, Camden
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro
North Carolina Central University, Durham
R.J. Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem
Richmond Primary School, Hamlet

Antwerp High School, Middle School, Elementary School, Antwerp
Crestwood High School, Mantua
Canterbury Elementary School, Cleveland Heights
Clinton Elementary School, Columbus
Huy @ Gladstone Elementary, Columbus
Noble Elementary School, Cleveland Heights
Phillips Elementary School, Marietta
West Mound Elementary, Columbus

Hood River Valley Center for Alternative Learning, Hood River
Hosford Middle School, Portland

Bedford Elementary School, Bedford
Burgettstown Area Middle/High School, Burgettstown
Chatham University, Pittsburgh
Propel Charter School-McKeesport, McKeesport
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester

Puerto Rico
Jose C. Rosario, Isabela

Rhode Island
Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence
Salve Regina University, Newport

South Carolina
Claflin University, Orangeburg
Hillcrest Middle School, Dalzell
Lugoff Elementary School, Lugoff

Mt. View Elementary School, Etowah

Bethune Academy, Houston
Bill Worsham Elementary, Houston
Bob Lewis Elementary, San Antonio
Cathey Middle School, McAllen
LaCoste Elementary School, LaCoste
Lakeside 5th Grade Learning Center, Plainview
Mabank High School, Mabank
Pasadena Memorial High School, Pasadena
Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View
Shotwell Academy, Houston
Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Rice University, Houston
Trinity University, San Antonio
University of Texas at San Antonio
W.T. White High School, Dallas

Centerville Elementary, Centerville

Fisher Elementary School, Arlington
Williamstown High School, Williamstown

Norfolk State University, Norfolk

Oak Harbor High School, Oak Harbor
University of Washington, Seattle

West Virginia
Keyser High School, Keyser
Petersburg Elementary School, Petersburg
Poca High School, Poca

Madison Area Technical College, Madison

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