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BELL OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESENTS GRANT TO KICKOFF DISTANCE LEARNING INITIATIVE

 BELL OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESENTS GRANT
 TO KICKOFF DISTANCE LEARNING INITIATIVE
 PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert M. Valentini, president and chief executive officer, Bell of Pennsylvania, presented a $100,000 grant to the Mayor's Commission on Literacy today at a press conference hosted by Mayor Edward G. Rendell at City Hall.
 The grant will be used to purchase educational courseware and approximately 100 computers, which will be lent to adult learners participating in a six month trial.
 This Philadelphia-based initiative creatively couples computers in homes with classroom learning to enhance basic literacy training. Teachers can monitor learner activity electronically and individually based instruction can occur in a magnitude never before reached in Philadelphia.
 Adult learners will access the instructional materials, as well as interact with each other via an educationally structured bulletin board, by logging on to Bell Atlantic's IntelliGate(R) Service.
 Bell Atlantic IntelliGate Service was introduced into the Philadelphia area in January 1989 and provides thousands of PC users with a ready reference for most of their information needs -- business, educational, health, goverment and more -- simply by dialing a local telephone number via a PC and modem and using a few key strokes.
 Bell Atlantic (NYSE: BEL) partnered with IMSATT Corporation of Falls Church, Va., in June 1992, to exclusively deliver computer-based educational courseware.
 Participating in the distance learning trial with Bell Atlantic and IMSATT are eight Philadelphia based literacy centers.
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 /CONTACT: Sharon Shaffer of Bell of Pennsylvania, 215-466-4540/
 (BEL) CO: Bell of Pennsylvania; Bell Atlantic; ST: Pennsylvania IN: TLS SU:


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