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Although there are a variety of templates on how to write a press release, here is one.



Contact: John Doe, 202-555-1212

Jane Doe, 202-555-1313





Grant Will Prepare Future Teachers to Use Technology in 21st Century Classrooms


Whoville, GA, Feb. 20, 2001 --  Whoville College of Education has received a$1.2 million, three-year grant -- the largest ever received by the College -- from the U.S. Department of Educations PT3 Program.  The grant will fund the Colleges new TechTeam program, which aims to infuse technology into its teacher preparation curriculum.  PT3 (Preparing Tomorrows Teachers to Use Technology) is a federal initiative to prepare future K-12 educators so that they are technology proficient.   Whoville was one of 120 winners in the nationwide competition. 

The Whoville TechTeam program will develop a model to ensure that teacher candidates are proficient in using technology.  A critical component of the program will give college faculty the support and training they need to teach using technology, themselves.  Future teachers will teach the way they are taught, commented Dr. Jonathan Doe, Dean of Whovilles College of Education. If their college professors are using technology to teach in innovative ways, these future teachers will bring that same innovation to our school systems.  Dr. Doe headed up the team who compiled the successful TechTeam grant proposal.

The project also aims to develop and deliver classroom lessons tied to state standards.  TechTeams partners include CorpCompute Inc. and several K-12 schools in Whoville, who are giving student teachers invaluable field experience in technology-infused learning.


 Well-prepared teachers are vital to the growth of community. Given the role of technology in our society and the learning benefits of technology-infused education, teachers who know how to use technology in the classroom are invaluable, commented Dr. Doe. Developing future teachers who know how to use modern learning technologies to improve student learning is a major challenge facing the nation's teacher preparation system.  Federal, state, and local agencies are investing billions of dollars to equip schools with modern computers and telecommunication networks.  But these information technology investments will not pay off unless future teachers become technology-proficient educators who know how to use these new learning tools to improve learning.

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I think it is a testament to the strength of Whovilles College of Education that we were successful applicants of this very competitive grant competition, commented Dr. Janet Doe, President of Whoville University.  This really puts Whovilles education capabilities on the map.

Last year the program awarded 225 grants to prepare more than 400,000 educators. The grants, which will support teacher preparation improvements in virtually every state and region in the country, are designed to be self-sustaining after grant funding is completed. 


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Never make your press release more than two pages, although one page is preferred so try to narrow down the specifics.