Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School Receives $2,000 Best Buy Award

   

Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School Receives $2,000 Best Buy Award
8/9/2013 3:42:43 PM

Best Buy Teach Awards Program Gives $3 Million to Schools Nationwide for Integrating Interactive Technology into the Curricula Little Rock, Arkansas, January 22, 2008 - announced today that it has received a $2,000 Teach Award from Best Buy Co., Inc. for integrating interactive technology into its curriculum.

For Immediate Release
William Felton
501-447-5135
william.felton@lrsd.org


Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School
Receives $2,000 Best Buy Teach Award

Best Buy Teach Awards Program Gives $3 Million to Schools Nationwide for Integrating Interactive Technology into the Curricula

Little Rock, Arkansas, January 22, 2008 - announced today that it has received a $2,000 Teach Award from Best Buy Co., Inc. for integrating interactive technology into its curriculum.

The students wanted the Best Buy grant to help them purchase digital binoculars, an "outdoor" laptop and zoom lenses for the camera. They felt these tools were necessary for the work they are planning to do with the Arkansas Audubon Society and preservation of the urban watershed.

"I have the greatest job in the world. I allow students to problem-solve issues that affect their community and help them find the resources they need." - Will Felton, EAST Facilitator This year, Best Buy Teach Awards of $2,000 were given to 1,300 schools to sustain or enhance existing educational programs. An additional 50 schools were awarded $10,000 for technology-based programs they've successfully implemented. Eight school districts will also receive $100,000 awards, which will be announced in May 2008.

"Teachers are finding creative ways to engage students by using technology hands-on; we want to support their efforts by helping them enhance or expand these programs," said Paula Prahl, vice president, public affairs, Best Buy Co., Inc. "We know that schools are the cornerstones of these communities where our employees, customers, and their families live and work."

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Since 2003, the Best Buy Teach Award Program has rewarded schools that creatively integrate interactive technology into their curricula. Over the past four years, nearly 5,000 schools nationwide have received $14 million in Teach Awards, reaching 1.5 million K-12 students. All accredited, public and private nonprofit elementary, middle and secondary schools located within 50 miles of a Best Buy store are eligible.

Visit www.BestBuy.com/CommunityRelations for more information about how Best Buy supports communities and the education and technology-based partnerships and programs.

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