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NM teachers use technology in the classroom

Foundation offering $50,000 in grants

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. >> CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom. The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program, administered by Innovate + Educate today, opened the application process for teachers in CenturyLink’s local service areas who want to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

Visit to learn more about the program or apply for a grant. The deadline for applications is Friday, Jan. 10.

“As school budgets tighten, more and more teachers are looking for alternative ways to enhance the learning experience for their students, and we are happy to make the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology program available to them,” said Valerie Dodd, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for New Mexico. “CenturyLink’s vision is to improve people’s lives by delivering advanced technologies, and we are proud to support teachers who creatively leverage technology to improve their students’ learning experiences.”

“Innovate+Educate applauds CenturyLink’s vision to connect teachers to technology,” said Jamai Blivin, CEO of Innovate+Educate. “Research has shown the positive impact that technology in the classroom has on engaging students in learning. In addition, technology is a critical skill that students must have to remain competitive in the global society we live in. These grants are a great benefit to schools in New Mexico, and on behalf of students across the State, we thank CenturyLink for their generosity.”

CenturyLink service is neither required nor considered in the review of applications.

The Foundation will award more than $1.4 million in grants to support technology in the classroom through the 2013-2014 Teachers and Technology program, offered throughout the company’s service areas in the U.S.

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.

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