From Corporate Sources
General Electric Foundation3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, Conn. 06531
Mathematics and science. To designate 28 General Electric Foundation Scholars in its junior class, and to assist and prepare them for admission to the nation's top science and engineering schools: $137,000 to the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics, New York City.
Science and writing. To support writers-in-residence to teach the students to write about science: $15,000 to the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics, New York City.
D.C. Heath and Company125 Spring St., Lexington, Mass. 02173
English. To sponsor its Promising Young Writers Program, which recognizes outstanding writing by 8th-grade students: $15,000 to the National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, Ill.
The Matsushita FoundationOne Panasonic Way, Secaucus, N.J. 07094
English, mathematics, and science. To convene teams of New England's secondary and college educators, who will plan instructional activities for high-school English, mathematics, and science, and who will study issues relating to the college preparation of students: $5,000 to The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Winchester, Mass.
Humanities. To strengthen teaching and learning in the humanities through the collaborative efforts of corporations, foundations, and public- and higher-educational institutions in Atlanta (jointly sponsored with the Atlanta Public Schools and the National Humanities Faculty): $50,000 to the Atlanta Partnership of Business and Education, Atlanta.
Improving education: To support its community-and-school partnership program to improve the quality of education in the Rochester, N.Y., public schools: $25,000 to Center for Educational Development, Rochester, N.Y.
Parental involvement. To support its "Public Policy and Public Schools" course for parents and citizens in 14 New Jersey cities, which is designed to train parent advocates to work on public-school improvement (conducted in cooperation with local school districts): $15,000 to Institute for Citizen Involvement in Education, Paterson, N.J.
Professional development. To conduct a pilot project at Louis D. Brandeis High School to promote the school's professional development of teachers and administrators and to improve its teaching-learning process: $5,000 to Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.
School support. To conduct workshops for the school's parents and teachers, to support development activities for its staff, and to provide financial assistance to students: $20,000 to The Hudson School, Hoboken, N.J.
Science and the arts: To start a school- and community-service program, to develop a course integrating science and the arts for its middle-school students, and to support professional-development activities for its academic staff: $25,000 to Central Park East Secondary School, New York City.
Science teachers. To provide scholarships for native Puerto Rican science teachers to enroll in its Masters of Arts program in science education: $15,000 to New York University, New York City.
World civilizations. To support a seminar on world civilizations for secondary-school teachers in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts: $20,000 to Brown University Institute for Secondary Education, Providence, R.I.
From Private Sources
Carnegie Corporation of New York437 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022
Computers. To plan a program that would ensure equal access to computer education for minority and poor students in California: $25,000 to the National Commission on Industrial Innovation, Los Angeles.
Dropouts. For advocacy on the absentee and dropout rates in Boston's middle schools: $143,000 to Massachusetts Advocacy Center, Boston.
Dropouts. To monitor the New York City Dropout Prevention Program: $245,000 to the Public Education Association, New York City.
Early-childhood education. To design an early-childhood-education program for Washington State: $25,000 to Citizens Education Center Northwest, Seattle.
Education and the economy. For research on education and the economy: $285,000 to University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
Mathematics. To develop an integrated secondary-school mathematics curriculum: $1,000,000 to the University of Chicago.
Mathematics and science. For a pilot precollegiate program in mathematics and science in Puerto Rico: $335,000 to Fundacion Educativa Ana G. Mendez, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Mathematics and science. For seminars at the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute in mathematics and science for public-school teachers: $250,000 to Yale Unversity, New Haven, Conn.
Minorities. To develop a program for black and Hispanic parents and community groups to improve science, mathematics, and technology instruction in the schools: $458,887 to the National Urban Coalition, Washington.
Science. To produce televised science programs for primary-school children, and to develop related classroom activities: $355,000 to Nebraskans for Public Television, Lincoln, Neb.
Teachers. For research on teachers working as independent contractors: $25,000 to the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Teen-age pregnancy. To support of the National Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program: $600,000 to the Academy for Educational Development, New York City.
Meadows Foundation Inc.310 Meadows Building, Dallas, Tex. 75206
Teachers' institute. To establish the Teachers Institute to provide high-school teachers in the greater Dallas area with a year-long series of weekend seminars on literature, mathematics, history, science and technology, and the arts: $65,000 to the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
The Spencer FoundationJohn Hancock Center, 875 North Michigan Ave.Chicago, Ill. 60611
Low-achievers. To study classroom experiences of academically unsuccessful high-school students: $14,306 to Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me.
Reading. For a study of the development of children's ability to understand metaphors: $121,900 to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.