$9.8 million from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation

For developing professional-technical academies, $9.8 million to four Idaho organizations representing 30 school districts in the state. The Albertson Foundation awarded three-year grants to three of the organizations, including $4.8 million to the Advanced Regional Technical Coalition, $2.5 million to the Canyon Owyhee School Service Agency, and $1.8 million to the Cassia Regional Technical Center. The foundation also awarded a one-year $729,500 grant to the Riverbend school.

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$75,000 in cash and software from Microsoft Corp.

For bringing computer equipment to classrooms, 100 recycled computers plus $75,000 in cash and software to two Washington, D.C., schools and four area nonprofit organizations. The donation was made in cooperation with Maryland-based Lazarus Foundation, which provides recycled computer equipment to D.C. and Baltimore area schools, libraries, and other nonprofit groups. Lazarus has donated 1,800 computers to schools in the D.C.-Baltimore region over the past six years. The schools receiving donations from Microsoft were Bowen Elementary and Walker Jones Elementary.