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THIRTEEN/WNET IN NEW YORK HONORS TEXACO WITH GOLDEN APPLE AWARD FOR ITS PIONEERING EDUCATIONAL COMMITMENT

 NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In a ceremony hosted by Mrs. Joyce B. Dinkins at Gracie Mansion on Friday, Texaco Inc. became the first corporation ever to receive a Golden Apple Award. The award names Texaco the Corporate Educational Supporter of the Year in honor of the company's support of the National Teacher Training Institute for Science, Television and Technology.
 The Golden Apple Awards are presented annually by Thirteen/WNET to teachers who pioneer the use of video, computers and technology in the classroom.
 "Through its support of the National Teacher Training Institute, Texaco has made an extraordinary commitment to the future of education in our country," said Ruth Ann Burns, vice president and director of the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET. "Their multi-year funding commitment to the program has enabled it to grow from its local base in the New York metropolitan area to a current total of 20 others sites across the country and a nationally distributed six-hour professional development course delivered by satellite. Texaco is a model to be emulated by the entire business community."
 "This has been one of the most satisfying and productive community service ventures in which Texaco has ever been involved. It has been a dynamic partnership between public T.V., school teachers and Texaco, with the sole purpose of enhancing the understanding of science and math by students. When good ideas and energy link together, the impact on society can be powerful," said Peter Dowd, vice president, public relations, corporate communications, Texaco, Inc., upon receiving the award.
 The Teacher Training Institute brings together teachers from elementary, middle and secondary schools in workshops to develop creative and interactive approaches to teaching with television and technology. The Institute was launched in New York in the summer of 1990 through a partnership between Thirteen/WNET and Texaco Inc. In 1991, the program expanded nationwide when Texaco and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting contributed funds to establish the National Teacher Training Institute. To date the National Teacher Training Institute has trained some 30,000 teachers, impacting over four million students nationwide.
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 /CONTACT: Peg Calandrin of WNET, 212-560-2915; or Cynthia B. Boyd of Texaco, 914-253-4743/
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