Hewlett-Packard announced that it is awarding 170 schools across the United States and Puerto Rico more than $7 million in mobile technology, cash, and professional development as part of its 2006 HP Technology for Teaching grant program. The program is designed to improve student achievement through the innovative use of technology in the classroom, while encouraging student interest in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Grant recipients include 130 K-12 public schools and 40 two- and four-year colleges and universities. The K-12 winners will receive $4.5 million in cash and equipment, and preference was given to schools serving low-income students and projects including a math or science component. The winning two- and four-year colleges and universities will receive a total of $2.8 million, and the grants support course redesign to help increase the number of students graduating with degrees in engineering, computer science, and business. During the 2006-07 school year, projects through this program will impact nearly 45,000 students.

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