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Copyright 1988, Editorial April 22--Immigrant education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under the Emergency Immigrant Education Program, to provide financial assistance to state educational agencies for educational services and costs for eligible immigrant children enrolled in elementary and secondary public and nonprofit schools. Approximately $28,722,000 will be available for the awards. Contact: Jonathan Chang, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W. (Room 421, Reporters Building), Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 245-2609.

April 25--School dropouts: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under the School Dropout Demonstration Assistance Program, to provide federal financial assistance to local educational agencies, commuity-based organizations, and educational partnerships to demonstrate effective programs to reduce the number of children who do not complete their elementary and secondary education. An estimated 125 grants, of approximately $125,000 each, will be awarded. Contact: Janice Williams-Madison, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-1924.

April 30--English teaching, call for proposals: The New England Association of Teachers of English is inviting proposals for possible presentation at its annual conference, to be held Oct. 20-22 in Nashua, N.H. The conference theme is "Active Learning: English Teaching in a Democracy.'' Contact: Michael Veves, N.E.A.T.E. Conference Chair 1988, 215 Middle Rd., Haverhill, Mass. L01830; (617) 937-8900.

April 30--Rural and small schools, call for proposals: The Kansas State University's Center for Rural Education and Small Schools is inviting proposals for presentations at its annual Rural and Small Schools Conference, to be held Oct. 24-25 on the campus. Suggested content areas for proposals include: leadership for educational excellence, understanding the rural setting, use of media and/or technology in the rural schools, partnerships and community/economic development, and professional preparation for rural educators. Contact: Fran Parmley, CRESS, Bluemont Hall, Room 124, K.S.U., Manhattan, Kan. 66506; (913) 532-5886.

April 30--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new Lawards, under Section 722 of the Stewart B. LMcKinney Homeless Assistance Act; Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program, to provide assistance to state educational agencies to plan and implement programs for the education of homeless children and youths. An estimated 52 awards of approximately $50,000 to $406,371, based on the formula distribution of funds mandated by the McKinney Act, will be granted. Contact: Richard LaPointe, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., (Room 2198-L6257), Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-5113.

April 31--Children's literature, call for papers: The Children's Literature Association is calling for papers to be read at its special session, which will be held in New Orleans in December 1988. Papers should concentrate on aspects of narrative theory and their application to children's literature, and should be designed to be read in 20 minutes, although expanded versions may be considered for publication in the Children's Literature Association Journal in early 1990. Contact: Peter Hunt, School of English and Journalism, University of Wales, Cardiff CF1 3EU, Wales, U.K.

May 2--Writing, call for papers: The Midwest Writing Centers Association is inviting papers for presentation at its conference, to be held Oct. 28-29 in Kansas City, Mo. Papers, workshops, and panel discussions should address the theme "Writing Centers: Trends and Traditions.'' Contact: Sally Fitzgerald, Program Chair, Center for Academic Development, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Rd., 507 Tower, St. Louis, Mo. 63121; (314) 553-5194.

  • 11--Humanities: Elmira College's Center for Mark Twain Studies at Quarry Farm is inviting applications for participation in a summer institute for English and social-studies teachers entitled "Individualism and Commitment in American Life,'' to be held July 11-Aug. 5. The interdisciplinary institute, cosponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, focuses on individualism and the requisites for republican freedom, and on the teacher as transmitter of civic values and virtues. Grants for participants cover all costs plus an $800 stipend. Contact: Darryl Baskin, N.E.H. Institute, E.C., Elmira, N.Y. 14901; (607) 732-0993. (The deadline is for inquiries on the institute.)

May 13--Educational research: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under the Educational Research Grant Program, to support field-initiated studies designed to advance educational theory and practice. An estimated 10 grants, of approximately $50,000 each, will be Lawarded. Contact: Delores Monroe, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Mail Stop 1606, Washington, D.C. 20208; (202) 357-6223.

May 13--Television in education, call for nominees: The National Broadcasting Company Inc. and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching are inviting entries for the NBC National Teachers' Awards, to recognize high-school teachers for projects that use television to teach about freedom of the press. To participate, teachers must submit a four- to six-page essay about the television-news project they have devised and photocopies of the two best samples of their students' work for the project. Ten teachers from across the nation will be presented with awards of $1,000 each. Contact: Cathy Lehrfeld, Media Representative, NBC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10112; (212) 664-2594.

May 15--Computers, call for proposals: Educational Computer Conferences, in cooperation with the professional journals Academic Therapy and The Writing Notebook, is inviting program proposals for its national conference, to be held Jan. 26-28, 1989, in San Francisco. Proposals will be considered for one-hour sessions describing and/or demonstrating innovative ways in which computers are used to instruct students in reading, writing, language arts, special needs, learning disabilities, adult literacy, and English as a second language. Contact: E.C.C., Call for Program Proposals, 1070 Crows Nest Way, Richmond, Calif. 94803; (415) 222-1249.

  • May 15--The Constitution: The Catholic University of America is inviting secondary-school educators from throughout the country to apply for participation in a four-week institute, to be held July 11-Aug. 5, which will examine the Constitution and the First Federal Congress through scholarly presentations and "how to'' workshops. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, participants will receive an $800 stipend and many free classroom materials. Contact: Judith E. Greenberg or Helen H. Carey, C.U.A., O'Boyle Hall, Washington, D.C. 20064; (301) 422-1443.

May 15--Integrity in education, call for proposals: The Society of Educators and Scholars is calling for proposals for possible presentation at its annual conference, to be held October 7-8 in Miami. The conference theme is "Integrity in Education: Ethical, Societal, and Legal Perspectives.'' Contact: George Petrello, Andreas School of Business, Barry University, 11300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami Shores, Fla. 33161; (305) 758-3392.

May 15--Reading: The Center for the Study of Reading is inviting applications for a summer institute to be held July 11-15, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The institute, designed to improve school reading programs, is intended for teachers, administrators, reading specialists, and librarians. Tuition and instructional-support fees are $135 dollars for the institute. Contact: Ellen Weiss, Institute Coordinator, C.S.R., 51 Gerty Dr., Champaign, Ill. 61820; (217) 333-2552.

May 16--Rural education, call for papers: The Rural Education Research Forum is calling for papers for its second annual meeting, to be held Sept. 23-24 in Bismarck, N.D., in conjunction with the N.R.E.A. convention. The forum's theme is "Research--Focusing Attention on Rural Education Issues.'' Major interest areas are: rural-school effectiveness; staff development; school finance, rural economic development; and the social sciences' contribution to rural development. Contact: Jeffrey M. Bowen, Chairman, N.R.E.A. Research Forum, New York State School Boards Association, 119 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12210.

May 20--Exceptional children, call for proposals: The Council for Exceptional Children is inviting proposals for presentation at its international Symposia on Culturally Diverse Exceptional Children, to be held Oct. 28-29 in Denver. Topics may include, but are not limited to: prereferal strategies, curriculum development, recruitment and training, parent involvement, and early education. Contact: LaDelle Olion, C.E.C., Department of Professional Development, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 620-3660.

May 27--Management: The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is accepting applications from new deans, chairs of schools, colleges, and departments of education to participate in the "New Deans' Institute,'' to be held June 25-30 in Louisville, Ky. The institute will deal with several aspects of management, including politics, media relations, and personnel. Contact: Ann O'Brien, AACTE, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 293-2450.

May 31--Child care and development, call for manuscripts: The Journal of Instructional Psychology is calling for manuscripts for possible publication in the winter 1989 issue, which will focus on the nature, purpose, and future of campus-based child-care or child-development facilities. Manuscripts should address operational, developmental, research, or policy issues on the role and function of such facilities in their academic and service missions. Contact: Editors, Special Issue 89, P.O. Box 8826, Springhill Station, Mobile, Ala. 36608.

June 1--Vocational education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under the Vocational Educational Program for Hawaiian Natives, to provide assistance to any organization recognized by the Governor of Hawaii and primarily serving and representing Hawaiian natives, to plan, conduct, and administer vocational-education projects or portions of projects benefiting Hawaiian natives. Approximately one grant, of $2,082,870, will be awarded. Contact: Kate Holmberg, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 519, Reporters Building, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-3263.

  • June 3--Improving instruction: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under the Secretary's Discretionary Program for Mathematics, Science, Computer Learning, and Critical Foreign Languages, to provide assistance to state and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations for significant projects designed to improve the quality of instruction in math, science, computer learning, and critical foreign languages. Approximately 10 grants, of $100,000 each, will be awarded. Contact: Secretary's Discretionary Fund, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4132, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-3566.

June 6--Adult education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under the National Adult Education Discretionary Program, to provide assistance to support projects that contribute to the improvement and expansion of adult education. Approximately 6 grants, of $67,000 each, will be awarded. Contact: Richard F. DiCola, National Projects Branch, Division of Innovation and Development, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., (Room 519, Reporters Building), Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-2362.

  • June 6--Literacy: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under the Workplace Literacy Partnerships Grants Program, to provide assistance for demonstration projects that teach literacy skills needed in the workplace through exemplary education partnerships between business, industry, or labor organizations, and education organizations. An estimated 32 grants, of approximately $300,000 each, will be awarded. Contact: Nancy E. Smith, National Projects Branch, Division of Innovation and Development, Room 519, Reporters Building, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-2359.
  • June 17--School-volunteer programs: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under the Secretary's Discretionary Program, to conduct national school-volunteer programs. An estimated 1 to 3 grants, of approximately $200,000 each, will be awarded. Contact: The Secretary's Discretionary Fund, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4132, Washington, LD.C. 20202; (202) 732-3566.

June 29--Bilingual vocational education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under the Program for Bilingual Vocational Training, to provide financial assistance for bilingual vocational education and training for individuals with limited English proficiency. Such training should prepare students for jobs in recognized occupations and new and emerging occupations consistent with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act. An estimated 11 grants, of approximately $255,000 each, will be awarded. Contact: Laura Karl, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 519, Reporters Building, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-2359.

June 29--Vocational education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under the Vocational Education Indian and Hawaiian Natives Program, to provide financial support to Indian tribes to plan, conduct, and administer projects or portions of projects that are authorized by and consistent with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act. This application notice is for Indian tribes only and does not apply to organizations for Hawaiian natives. An estimated 12 grants, of approximately $250,000 each, will be awarded. Contact: Harvey Thiel or Timothy Halnon, Special Programs Branch, Division of Innovation and Development, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 519, Reporters Building, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-2379.

July 15--Education issues, call for manuscripts: The National Council of Administrative Women in Education is calling for manuscripts on contemporary issues in education for possible inclusion in the council's journal. Contact: Geraldine Chapey, School of Education, St. John's University, Grand Central and Utopia Parkways, Jamaica, N.Y. 11439; (718) 990-6205.

August 15--Computers, call for proposals: Educational Computer Conferences, in cooperation with the professional journals Academic Therapy and The Writing Notebook, is inviting program proposals for its national conference, to be held April 13-15, 1989, in Philadelphia. Proposals will be considered for one-hour sessions describing and/or demonstrating innovative ways in which computers are used to instruct students in reading, writing, language arts, special needs, learning disabilities, adult literacy, and English as a second language. Contact: E.C.C., Call for Program Proposals, 1070 Crows Nest Way, Richmond, Calif. 94803; (415) 222-1249.

August 31--Industry-education cooperation: The National Association for Industry-Education Cooperation is accepting entries for its 1988 Annual Awards Program. The competition recognizes achievement in industry-education cooperation in the categories of sponsorship and utilization at the local, state, and national levels. The "sponsorship'' award honors a business firm, trade association, or professional organization for creative and effective cooperation with public orpostsecondary schools in improving any area in academic and vocational education. The "utilization'' award recognizes the skills and success of a public or postsecondary educator in using industry's resources in his programs. Contact: Walter Purdy, 1988 Awards Committee Chairman, Director of Education, Edison Electric Institute, 1111 19th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

September 16--Mathematics, call for proposals: The Research Council for Diagnostic and Prescriptive Mathematics is calling on math educators to submit their research findings and to present their thinking to other math educators at the council's annual conference. The conference, which will be held Feb. 9-11, 1989, in College Station, Tex., is for math educators with a special interest in helping students who have difficulty learning math. Contact: Virginia Usnick, College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston, Houston, Tex. 77004; (713) 749-1633.

October 31--Teachers of foreign languages: The Rockefeller Foundation is accepting applications for its 1989 Fellowship Program for Teachers of Foreign Languages. Administered by Academic Alliances based at the University of Pennsylvania, the project awards up to $4,500 each to 100 teachers for eight weeks of summer study in the United States or abroad. Contact: Rockefeller Foundation Scholarships for Foreign Language Teachers in the High School, A.A., U.P., 3808 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-6136; (215) 898-2745.

  • December 15--Research award, call for proposals: Intertel Foundation Inc. is inviting applications for the 1989 "Hollingworth Award Competition.'' Open to individuals as well as educational organizations, application for the $2,000 award is made by submitting eight copies of an approved research proposal in the area of the education or psychology of gifted children and youths. Contact: Roxanne H. Cramer, Chairman, Hollingworth Award Committee, P.O. Box 1145, Vienna, Va. 22180-1145.

APPOINTMENTS

In the Districts

Ronald Etheridge, superintendent of education for the Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) County Public Schools, to superintendent of the Columbus (Ohio) Public Schools.

Jan Patton, assistant superintendent of the Findlay (Ohio) City School District, to superintendent of the district, effective July 1.

Bruce E. Williams, a former Rockefeller Foundation executive and the head of the transition team for New York City's schools chancellor Richard Green, has been named deputy chancellor of the New York City Board of Education.

In the States

Jacqueline L. Cullen, executive director of the Pennsylvania Council on Vocational Education, to director of the bureau of vocational and adult education in the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Barbara Flynn, coordinator of professional practice and executive secretary of the New York State Education Department's committee for professional assistance, to acting assistant commissioner of postsecondary education policy analysis in the department.

Bernadette Pelczar, director of field education and assistant professor at the University of Connecticut and University of New England School of Social Work in Concord, N.H., to program supervisor of the Office of Dropout Prevention in the New Hampshire Department of Education.

In the Education Schools

Barbara A. Burch, associate dean of Memphis State University's college of education and director of the college's graduate studies, to interim dean of the college.

In the Associations

Kern Alexander, president of Western Kentucky University, has assumed the presidency of the American Education Finance Association.

Glenn W. Gamble, director of career development at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, has been elected president of the Association for Schools, College, and University Staffing Inc.

Heather Hoerle, admissions officer at George School, to assistant director of the Boarding Schools, a marketing consortium sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools and the Secondary School Admission Test Board.

Robert Peterson, program director in the Nebraska Department of Education, to director of member services for the Nebraska Association of School Boards.

Bettye MacPhail-Wilcox, associate professor at North Carolina State University, has been elected vice president and president-elect of the American Education Finance Association.

Other Appointments

Barbara H. Patterson, executive director of Women's City Club of Cleveland, to director of the Cleveland Education Fund.

Resignations and Retirements

Thom Shipley, executive director of the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, has resigned his post, citing health reasons.

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