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Turning Foundation Selects Classroom Improvement Grant Recipients

The Turning Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Turning Technologies, has named 10 teachers who were selected to receive Winter 2012 Classroom Improvement Grants, which will provide each of their classrooms with new technology and digital materials worth approximately $3,600. The foundation received nearly 1,300 applications.

The grants are designed to "help educators develop 21st century classrooms and improve achievement by providing technology tools from multiple industry leading companies," according to information found on the Turning Technologies Web site.

The recipients are:

Each winning teacher's classroom will receive:

"There were many thoughtful and innovative classroom uses of the technology described in the applications. The creative ideas that this grant program generated were impressive. I commend the teachers that participated and put such energy and effort into supporting their classrooms," said Turning Foundation Director John Wilson.

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