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APPLE ANNOUNCES 1993 EDUCATION LEADERSHIP GRANT RECIPIENTS

 ORLANDO, Fla., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Some 1,800 K-12 students in the state of Maine are working with the Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences to access, interpret and inspect satellite images from around the world to learn about the Earth as viewed from space. In the rural town of Abita Springs, La., Abita Springs Elementary students have seen the rich Louisiana folklore come alive with the addition of Hypertext Folklife Encyclopedia and QuickTime movies to their social studies curriculum.
 These two schools, along with 27 other school sites around the country, were announced today at the National Educational Computing Conference as recipients of the 1993 Apple Education Leadership Grants. Now in its fourteenth year, this year's Apple Leadership Grants Program focuses on dissemination and adaptation of successful models of curriculum and technology integration in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade classrooms. In keeping with this focus, select past grantees were invited to submit grant applications which showcased successful and innovative models for technology replication and dissemination to other schools.
 "Our goal with this year's Grants Program is to tap into the existing base of grantee sites and leverage their successes to promote model practices in new educational settings," stated Andrea Gooden, program manager for Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) Community Affairs department. "Additionally, we are pleased to be able to recognize the outstanding leadership and contributions from so many of our past grant recipients."
 According to Gooden, 73 proposals were received this year from past applicants who have received Apple grants from as far back as 1986. During this year's grant award period, Apple awarded approximately $1.6 million in computers, printers, modems and related peripheral equipment, including software co-contributed from Claris Corp. In addition, each grant recipient received up to $10,000 for curriculum development, software purchases and teacher training.
 1993 Leadership Grants were awarded in two categories: Curriculum Development/Teacher Training Tools and Program Replication/Adaptation. Of the 29 grants awarded this year, seven are in the Curriculum Development category and 22 are for Program Replication/Adaptation. As a result, some 100 new schools, approximately two-thirds of this year's total grant awards budget, will be supported this year in partnership with past grant recipients.


Recipients of the 1993 Education Leadership Grants are: (Winners are listed alphabetically by name. See Apple Education Leadership Grant Recipients Fact Sheet for details on each winner.)

Alaska McLaughlin Youth Center, Anchorage School District; Anchorage

Arizona Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind; Tucson, Ariz.

California Bidwell Elementary School; Red Bluff, Calif. Bryant Middle School, Dos Palos Elementary School District; Dos Palos, Calif. Claude W. Richardson Child Development Center; Bakersfield, Calif. Dos Palos High; Dos Palos, Calif. Pescadero High School; Pescadero, Calif. Silver Springs High Schools; Grass Valley, Calif.

Connecticut Waterford Country School; Quaker Hill, Conn.

Florida Edgewater High School; Orlando, Fla. Florida School for the Deaf & Blind; St. Augustine, Fla.

Kentucky Woodbridge Academy; Midway, Ky.

Louisiana Abita Springs Elementary; Abita Springs, La.

Maine

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Maine Schools;
 West Boothbay Harbor, Maine Brighton High Schools; Brighton, Maine Special Education Technology Resource Center; Boston, Maine


New Jersey St. Benedict's Preparatory School; Newark, NJ

New York J.H.S. 47 School for the Deaf; New York, NY Ralph Bunche School; New York, NY

Ohio Portage Path Elementary; Akron, Ohio Wickliffe High School; Wickliffe, Ohio

Pennsylvania South Philadelphia High School; Philadelphia, Penn. West Philadelphia High School; Philadelphia, Penn.

South Dakota Pine Ridge School; Pine Ridge, SD

Virginia Floris Elementary School; Herndon, Va.

Washington Wenatchee High School; Wenatchee, Wash.

Wisconsin A.E. Burdick School; Milwaukee, Wis.

Hannahville Indian School; Wilson, Wis.

Mosinee School District; Mosinee, Wis.
 Information and guidelines on the 1994 Education Leadership Grants Program will be announced in October and can be obtained by contacting Apple Community Affairs at 408-974-2974.
 Apple Computer Inc. is a leading supplier of advanced personal computer systems to education, business, consumer and government markets in the U.S. and is a recognized innovator in the personal computer industry. The company does business in more than 120 countries.
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 /Note to editors: Many of the 1993 Apple Education Leadership Grant recipients are attending NECC. Should you wish to schedule an interview with some of these winners during the NECC show, please contact either Bill Keegan or JoAnn Johnston, June 27 - 30, at the Marriott Orlando World Center at 407-239-4200. After NECC, please contact Bill Keegan at Apple Computer at 408-974-5460, or Andrea Gooden at Apple's Community Affairs department 408-974-2102.
 Apple and the Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. QuickTime is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc.
 /CONTACT: Bill Keegan of Apple Computer, 408-974-5460; or JoAnn Johnston of Regis McKenna Inc., 415-354-4496, for Apple Computer/
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