San Jose Mercury News, Aug. 25, 1999 riley25.htm

The U.S. Department of Education has handed out grants totaling $135 million to help train new teachers to become comfortable with computers and learn how to use them in their classrooms. The grant awards were announced Aug. 24 by Education Secretary Richard Riley while visiting Logan High School in Union City, Calif.

The unique grant program will help train some 400,000 rookie teachers across the country to use technology effectively. While a few school districts will receive funding directly, most of the grants will go to colleges and universities, who will partner with local school districts and provide training to their new teachers.