Intel And Panasonic Honored For Outstanding Corporate Support Of Education

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March 3, 2003

RAND's Council for Aid to Education (CAE) today announced that the Intel Corporation and the Panasonic Foundation have won CAE's 2003 Leaders for Change Awards for promoting comprehensive and effective education improvement programs.

The Intel® Innovation in Education Web site was honored for delivering valuable educational content, professional development information for teachers, and tools and resources that effectively integrate technology into the classroom to improve student learning.

The Panasonic Foundation's Panasonic Partnership Program was honored for sustained excellence during 15 years of ongoing corporate commitment to large-scale K–12 educational reform.

“We are proud to recognize corporate support and investment in education that is coherent, ongoing, and promotes student learning,” said CAE President Roger Benjamin. “This has become even more vital during this economic downturn.”

To be eligible for the Leaders for Change Awards program, corporate-sponsored programs must seek to improve education, reflect multi-year efforts (minimum of three years) and provide funding of at least $250,000.

Intel and the Panasonic Foundation will receive the awards at a luncheon at the University Club in New York City on March 26.

RAND's Council for Aid to Education (CAE) conducts research on higher education policy, develops assessment tools for colleges and universities, promotes effective corporate support of education, and is the leading source of data on private giving to education.

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