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Skype plans to donate $250,000 to teachers to purchase equipment for their students to use to communicate with schools around the world.


Palo Alto, California-based Skype has partnered with and committed to donate up to $250,000 to allow teachers to wire up their classrooms with interactive chat and voice technology. The teachers who request it, will have access to money to spend on digital equipment such as laptops, tablets and webcams in order to allow students to participate in classroom experiences not bounded by school walls. The collaboration is part of the company’s Skype In the Classroom initiative to wire up one million classrooms across the globe.