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AT&T TAKES THE LEAD IN CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY

 HIGHLAND PARK, Mich., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T (NYSE: T) today announced its sponsorship of a supplemental education program that will benefit Highland Park Schools. The program is called GPA Challenge and is the brainchild of Jerry Rankin, a specialist in cognitive teaching techniques.
 The program teaches children how to learn and works on self- confidence with the assistance of parents and teachers. The pilot will be instituted at Henry Ford Elementary and focuses on improving math skills.
 AT&T General Sales Manager of Global Business Communications Systems Michael Dennis said that in addition to underwriting the program, AT&T is also providing selected employees as mentors/tutors. "The commitment is worthwhile," said Dennis, "and it is certainly in keeping with the company's ongoing efforts in the area of education." Dennis then challenged other corporations to get involved on a similar level in other communities.
 Highland Park Mayor Lindsey Porter lauded AT&T's efforts, saying, it was nice to see companies bringing hope to the beleaguered city and its citizens. Mayor Porter pledged his support of the program, as did Superintendent Dr. Eugene Cain and Board of Education President Mamie Cooper.
 For further information about the program, or how to become involved, contact Perry Marketing Group, Inc., the Southfield, Mich.- based marketing firm that is administering the program at 313-443-0382.
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 /CONTACT: Tamara J. Boykin of AT&T, 313-262-4958; or Marc Perry of Perry Marketing Group, 313-443-0382, for AT&T/
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