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Eight CSU Campuses Receive Total of $9.5 Million from U.S. Dept. of Education to Train Teachers to Use Technology

Eight California State University campuses recently received a total of more than $9.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education to train teachers to use technology in the classroom. The CSU campuses are: Bakersfield, Dominguez Hills, Fresno, Long Beach, Sacramento, Sonoma, San Diego and San Francisco.The grants will fund programs to incorporate technology training into teacher preparation programs, provide training to current teachers, and offer computer skills training to School of Education faculty at CSU campuses.

The CSU campuses are among more than 100 grantees across the country that will receive $128 million over the next three years as part of the "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology" grants program. The program, which encourages partnerships among colleges, universities, elementary and secondary schools, community-based organizations and technology companies, will train 200,000 new teachers to become technology-proficient by the year 2003.

The following are brief descriptions of the CSU grants:

27 June 2000