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Albertson Foundation gives $5 M to universities

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is giving $5 million to two Idaho universities to better equip and train teachers.

The grant announced Monday will be divvied up between the University of Idaho and Northwest Nazarene University. The money will be used to create two new centers for innovation and learning.

The centers — scheduled to open early next year — will focus on developing new teaching methods for incorporating technology in the classroom and studying the latest hardware and software available for teachers and students.

University of Idaho President Duane Nellis says he's hopeful the research that emerges will help the state make better choices for bringing technology into classrooms in the future.

UI in Moscow will get $3 million, while NNU in Nampa gets $2 million.

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