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>Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 12:08:29 -0700
>Subject: FYI -- Tech Corps White House Announcement
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>     TECH CORPS LAUNCH TO BOOST USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE
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>     Washington, D.C., (Oct. 10, 1995) -- The Tech Corps is a grassroots,
>     volunteer organization designed to help schools prepare students and
>     teachers for the 21st century by bringing the technical expertise of
>     thousands of men and women into America's schools.
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>     President Bill Clinton, challenging Americans to help bring the power
>     of computer technology into the classroom, said, "This goal cannot be
>     achieved by government fiat.  It can only be met ... by communities,
>     businesses, governments, teachers, parents and students joining
>     together.  A high-tech barn-raising."
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>     Tech Corps volunteers will work with grade K-12 teachers and school
>     administrators in their local communities to provide assistance with
>     technology planning, technical support and advice, staff training,
>     mentoring and classroom instruction.  The national organization will
>     provide guidance and training for state chapters.  State Tech Corps
>     chapters will operate autonomously and will identify and match their
>     volunteers to local projects according to interests, skills and school
>     districts' priorities.
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>     Tech Corps volunteers will enhance teaching and learning nationwide
>     through their technology projects.  "In 1961, President Kennedy
>     challenged men and women across America to join programs, such as the
>     Peace Corps, to help build an infrastructure to tie developing
>     countries to the global community," said Gary J. Beach, chief
>     executive officer of Computerworld Inc. and founder of the Tech Corps
>     concept.  "Today's announcement challenges millions of Americans with
>     technical skills to join the Tech Corps to build a technology
>     infrastructure for our nation's public schools.  This will help link
>     our classrooms to the rich educational content high technology has to
>     offer."
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>     The Tech Corps build upon a program started in Massachusetts that has
>     successfully completed pilot projects in twelve communities and will
>     expand this fall to 47 school districts representing more than 60
>     communities.  Five additional states are launching Tech Corps chapters
>     today in New Mexico, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois and Tennessee.
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>     "The Tech Corps' Massachusetts program has been a huge success, and I
>     am confident thousands of people across the country will respond to
>     the President's call to support Tech Corps in their communities," said
>     Beach.
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>     Those interested in initiating a state Tech Corps chapter are
>     encouraged to attend the Tech Corps Chartering Conference in
>     Washington, D.C. on October 30.
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>     Industry and education leaders around the country are endorsing the
>     Tech Corps as a significant volunteer initiative capable of having a
>     major impact on U.S. schools.  "It is a travesty that we are using
>     pre-industrial age technology to educate the children of the
>     information age," said Thomas Wheeler, president of Cellular
>     Telecommunications Industry Association [CTIA], one of the Tech Corps'
>     sponsors.  "The CTIA Foundation for Wireless Telecommunications has
>     provided the initial funding for Tech Corps to help remedy this
>     situation through the combination of corporate technical skills and
>     good old American volunteerism."
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>     The Tech Corps is incorporated as a private, non-profit organization
>     and is overseen by a board of directors which includes professionals
>     from the high tech, telecommunications and education sectors.
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>     For more information on the Tech Corps or to register for the Tech
>     Corps Chartering Conference, visit the organization's Internet World
>     Wide Web site at http://www.ustc.org.  For more information on
>     President Clinton's education speech and today's announcements, visit
>     the White House Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov.
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>     Contact Information:
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>     Lois Paul & Partners
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>     Web Site:                  http://www.sme.com/loispaul
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>     Contacts:                  Mary Leddy
>                                (415) 286-3990
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>                                Steve Chipman
>                                (415) 286-3990
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>                                Brenda Nashawaty
>                                (617) 860-5642
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>     Tech Corps National Office
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>     Web Site:                  http://www.ustc.org
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>     Contacts:                  Karen Smith
>                                (508) 620-7749
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>                                Gary Johnson
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