Columbia, Mo. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the six northern Missouri winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. The program awards grants to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classroom. The Missouri National Education Association administered the grant program for the Foundation.
“We are very pleased to be a part of providing innovative technology in the classroom that enhances the learning experience for students in these schools,” said Karen Crabtree. CenturyLink vice president and general manager for Missouri. “It is exciting to see teachers implement creative teaching techniques that assist students in hands-on learning.”
More than 60 teachers applied for grants, with six winners selected by a review committee comprised of community members and a CenturyLink representative. Community R-VI High School in Laddonia received $4,400 to purchase ten computer tablets and keyboards for agricultural science classes. Teacher Stacy French submitted the project
The Foundation awarded more than $50,000 in grants to Missouri schools to support technology in the classroom through the 2013-2014 Teachers and Technology program.
About the CenturyLink Foundation
CenturyLink’s vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities by delivering advanced technologies and solutions with honest and personal service. CenturyLink extends this vision through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink’s communities. Named after CenturyLink’s founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support community initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.
The Missouri National Education Association serves as the united voice to promote, advance and protect public education and to advocate for the rights and interests of students, public schools and public school employees. The 35,000-member MNEA represents teachers, education support professionals, college faculty, retired teachers and students studying to be teachers in school districts and on college campuses throughout the state. It is the Missouri affiliate of the 3.2 million-member NEA.