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Technology Grants to Gulf Coast
The technology company Cisco Systems Inc. announced a $40 million commitment last week to an education initiative in the Gulf Coast region to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. The San Jose, Calif.-based company said its “21S” initiative, short for 21st Century Schools, would begin in Mississippi but could be replicated nationwide. In the first phase, the company has committed $20 million for the Mississippi Education Initiative, which will provide educational technology, online curricular materials, and professional development to selected schools in the state.
Vol. 25, Issue 10, Page 5Published in Print: November 2, 2005, as Technology Grants to Gulf Coast