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From Corporate Sources

The Reader's Digest FoundationPleasantville, N.Y.

Adult literacy. To support a daytime reading and writing program for Brooklyn, N.Y., adults: $500,000 to the Literacy Volunteers of New York City.


From Federal Sources


The U.S. Education Department400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202

The Education Department recently awarded $4.7 million in grants, under the new Secondary School Basic Skills Demonstration Assistance Program, to support the search for better ways to teach basic skills to junior- and senior-high-school students. Many of the 30 selected projects utilize peer tutoring and mentoring to enhance the education of disadvantaged students. The award recipients and the amounts of their grants are listed below by state:


Alaska. Anchorage School District, Anchorage: $54,474; Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Fairbanks: $96,334. Arizona. Pima County Schools, Tucson: $217,753. California. Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista: $185, 032; Richmond Unified School District, Richmond, $168,158. Colorado. Jefferson County Public Schools R-1, Golden: $241,640. Florida. School Board of Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale (two grants): $22,681 and $300,000; School Board of Alachua County, Gainesville: $69,586; Hardee County School District, Wauchula: $278,506.

Illinois. Macon County E.S.R., Decatur: $134,175. Kentucky. Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville: $23,055. Massachusetts. Boston Public Schools, Boston: $297,171; New Bedford Public Schools, New Bedford: $178,865. Michigan. Romulus Community Schools, Romulus, $91,409. Mississippi. Lowndes County School District, Columbus: $65,703.

New Hampshire. Nashua School Department, Nashua: $216,700. New York. Community School District No. 12, Bronx: $152,932; New York City Board of Education High School Division, New York: $294,303. North Carolina. Reidsville City Schools, Reidsville: $55,392. Oklahoma. Oaks Mission School, Oaks: $209,662. Pennsylvania. School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: $189,993.

Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Department of Education, Hato Rey: $120,079. Texas. San Antonio Independent School District, San Antonio: $261,851. Fort Bend Independent School District, Sugar Land: $20,880. Sweetwater Independent School District, Sweetwater: $120,661. Utah. Davis County School District, Farmington: $144,648; San Juan School District, Monticello: $135,970. Vermont. Chittenden East Supervisory Union No. 12, Richmond: $100,000. Washington. Deer Park School District No. 414, Deer Park: $112,775; Seattle Public Schools, Seattle: $139,672.


The Education Department, under the School Improvements Act of 1988, has awarded nearly $2 million in grants to support local school-reform projects. The 27 projects receiving the grants are aimed at improving the academic performance of elementary and secondary students, with special emphasis on at-risk students. The award recipients and the amounts of their grants are listed below by state.


Alabama. Hale County Board of Education, Greensboro: $55,000. Arizona. Alhambra School District No. 68, Phoenix: $57,000; Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix: $54,000. California. Huntington Beach Union High School, Huntington Beach: $85,000; Oakland Unified School District, Oakland: $45,000; Redwood City School District, Redwood City: $85,000; San Diego Unified School District, San Diego: $72,000. Florida. Broward County School District, Ft. Lauderdale: $48,790.

Massachusetts. Springfield Public Schools, Springfield: $100,000. Minnesota. Freshwater Educational District No. 6004, Staples: $96,000. New Mexico. Portales Public School, Portales: $50,000. New York. Buffalo City School District, Buffalo (two grants): $93,760 and $60,000; Community School District No. 2, New York: $90,000; Community School District No. 15, Brooklyn: $58,000; Greece Central School District, Greece: $57,000; New York City Board of Education, New York: $115,000.

North Carolina. Wake County Public School System, Raleigh: $100,000. North Dakota. Four Winds Elementary School, Benson: $90,000. Ohio. Worthington City Schools, Worthington: $105,000. Oklahoma. Barnsdall Independent School District, Osage: $70,000; Bell School District No. 33, Stilwell: $37,000.

Pennsylvania. Apollo-Ridge Elementary School, Apollo: $45,000; School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: $89,000. Tennessee. Bristol City Schools, Bristol: $85,000. Texas. Austin Independent School District, Austin: $100,000.


Also under the School Improvement Amendments of 1988, the Education Department has awarded $2.6 million in grants to 16 projects that will offer innovative approaches for improving education at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels, especially among underachieving students. The grant recipients and the amounts of their grants are listed below by state.


California. Richmond Unified School District, Richmond: $155,000; s.r.i. International, Menlo Park: $115,540. Illinois. Oak Park Elementary School District No. 97, Oak Park: $86,165. Maine. University of Maine, Orono: $86,165. Massachusetts. Project Adventure Inc., Hamilton: $233,000. Michigan. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: $85,000.

Minnesota. University of Minnesota, St. Paul: $150,000. Mississippi. University of Mississippi, University: $310,000. New Jersey. Educational Testing Service, Princeton: $74,700. New York. National Council of Jewish Women, New York: $180,000. North Carolina. North Carolina Department of Community Colleges, Raleigh: $295,000.

Pennsylvania. Pittston Area Board of Education, Pittston: $295,000; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: $232,505. Rhode Island. University of Rhode Island, Providence: $100,400. South Dakota. Crazy Horse School, Wanblee: $117,902. Tennessee. Memphis City Schools, Memphis: $80,827.


Also recently announced were $2.4 million in Education Department grants, under the Homeless Children and Youth Exemplary Grant Program, to state and local education agencies to address the needs of homeless students in elementary and secondary schools. The awardees and the amount of their grants are listed below by state.


California. Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa: $170,793. Iowa. Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines: $128,922. Kansas. Kansas Department of Education, Topeka: $171,803. Maryland. Maryland Department of Education, Baltimore: $44,140. Massachusetts. Massachusetts Department of Education, Quincy: $168,605.

Michigan. Detroit Board of Education, Detroit: $64,414. Minnesota. Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis: $83,768. New York. Community School District No. 2, New York: $170,564; boces, Southern Westchester, Tarrytown: $135,606; New York City Board of Education, New York: $123,557. North Dakota. North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, Bismarck: $78,000. Oklahoma. Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma City: $197,862.

Oregon. School District No. 1, Portland: $149,577; Salem-Kizer School District 24J, Salem: $88,196. Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Philadelphia: $265,000. Washington. Seattle Public School District, Seattle: $249,548. Wisconsin. Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison: $71,750.


The Education Department has announced new grants to be awarded, under the Higher Education Amendments of 1965, to support ten two-year projects that will provide teacher certification to individuals moving form other occupations into teaching careers. The grants will be used to establish or maintain mid-career teacher-training programs at college and university schools of education. The institutions receiving these grants and the amounts of their awards are listed below by state.


California. San Francisco State University, San Francisco: $98,321. Florida. Florida State University, Tallahassee: $98,830. Maine. University of Southern Maine, Portland: $98,859. Missouri. Washington University, St. Louis: $98,862. New York. City University of New York, New York: $98,704.

Ohio. Ohio State University, Columbus: $98,861. Pennsylvania. Temple University, Philadelphia: $98,373. Texas. Prairie View A&M University, College Station: $98,661, Virginia. Old Dominion University, Norfolk: $98,837. Washington. Saint Martin's College, Olympia: $98,492.


From Private Sources


The Edna McConnell ClarkFoundation250 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017 Education writers. To support the publication of High Strides, a newsletter, distributed to schools, community groups, and reporters, that reports on innovations that are transforming classrooms into challenging and academically rigorous environments for disadvantaged urban youths in the middle grades: $316,000 to the Education Writers Association, Washington, D.C.

Algebra. To support the Algebra Project, which trains teachers in a hands-on, inquiry-based mathametics curriculum in an effort to ease students' transition between basic-math and advanced-math classes: $190,000 to Wheelock College, Boston.

Self-esteem. To develop community-service programs in middle schools in Louisville, K.Y., Milwaukee, and San Diego that will help students to build self-confidence, broaden their interaction with adults, and increase their understanding of service careers: $65,000 to the Research Foundation of the City University of New York.


The James Irvine Foundation1 Market Plaza, Spear Tower, Suite 1715San Francisco, Calif. 94105

Arts education. To assist with facility site selection for music, dance, and drama school and toward a capital-campaign consultant: $30,000 to the R.D. Colburn School, Los Angeles.

Media education. To support the Community Focus Youth Development Project, which provides young people with training in video production and journalism: $30,000 to the Mid-Peninsula Access Corporation, Palo Alto, Calif.

Summer study. For a consultant to conduct a three-phase study of fifteen summer programs at independent schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California: $7,000 to San Francisco University High School.


From the Associations


American Associationof University Women1111 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036

Gender-fair education. To support a research report on the status of girls in United States public schools: $100,000 to the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.

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December 12--Magnet schools: The U.S. Education Department, under the Magnet Schools Assistance Program, is inviting applications for new awards to support magnet schools. An estimated 60 awards of approximately $1,886,000 each will be made to eligible local education agencies for magnet schools that are part of approved desegration plans. Contact: Annie R. Mack, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 2059, FOB #6, Washington, D.C. 20202-6439; (202) 401-1361.

December 14--Fellowships: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is inviting applications for the 1990 Kellogg National Fellowship Program. The foundation will select up to 50 fellows who will each receive a three-year grant of $35,000 to pursue an individualized-learning plan of leadership-skills enhancement and to participate in seminars and other activities offered by the foundation. Contact: Fellowship Office, w.k.k.f., 400 North Ave., Battle Creek, Mich. 49017-3398; (616) 968-1611.

December 14--Storytelling: International Business Machines Corporation and Good Housekeeping magazine are inviting entries for the "Tell Me A Story ..." Celebration, a national educational program and contest for children that combines storytelling and whole-language learning. The contest is the culmination of a whole-language lesson plan that prepares students to research and write their own folktales based on information they learn from family and community. Prizes worth $160,000 will be awarded in three grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6. Ten students from each category, their teachers, and their schools will receive computer equipment. For a free education kit and/or festival guide, write on school stationery to: ibm Storytelling Celebration, 5000 Park St., N., St. Petersburg, Fla. 33709.

December 15--Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for grants to support projects designed to improve the teaching of the humanities at the elementary and secondary levels. Grants will be awarded for national and regional summer institutes, state and local collaborative projects, conferences, and college-school partnerships beginning after July 1990. Contact: n.e.h., Division of Education Programs, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 302, Washington, D.C. 20506; (202) 786-0377.

December 15--Students at risk: The Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students is calling for proposals for presentations to be given at its annual conference. The conference will be held on April 12-13, 1991, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Papers should relate directly to some aspect of the underachievement issue and gifted children and/or adults. The conference theme will focus on populations of gifted children who are at risk in the development of their abilities due to unique conditions or needs such as disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds. Contact: Linda Emerick, Program Chair, 1991 aegus Conference, Graduate Programs in Education, University of St. Thomas, Mail #5017, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 55105.

December 15--Teaching awards: The Reader's Digest Association is inviting nominations of elementary- and secondary-school teachers and principals for consideration in the second year of its "American Heroes in Education" awards program, which is jointly sponsored by Reader's Digest, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Eduation Association. Ten individual educators, or teams of up to six teachers and principals, will be selected to receive an award of $5,000, with an additional $10,000 to be donated to their schools. Five runners-up will receive an award of $500, with $2,000 donated to their schools. Winners will be chosen on the basis of their achievements in solving critical problems common to all schools. Contact: Beth Jones, r.d., a.h.e. Awards, Pleasantville, N.Y. 10572.

December 28--Publications advisors: The Close Up Foundation is inviting applications for seats on a ten-member Publications Advisory Committee. The committee will critique and discuss Close Up's textbooks and videotapes, suggest new product ideas, and provide insights into the state of secondary social studies education today. Social studies teachers and department chairs, coordinators, supervisors, curriculum specialists, administrators, and imc staff are encouraged to apply. Expenses paid by Close Up. Contact: Shelly Galvin, cuf, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va. 22202; (703) 685-6713.

December 28--Teaching awards: The Dolores Kohl Education Foundation seeks nominations for approximately 12 awards of $1,000 each to go to public and private preK-12 educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. To obtain a nomination form and procedure guidelines, contact: d.k.e.f., 165 Greenbay Rd., Wilmette, Ill. 60091; (708) 256-3000.


January 1--Peace-related issues: The United States Institute of Peace is inviting applications for its "1991 Solicited Grant Competition.'' Grants of $50,000 to $100,000 will be awarded for projects based on curriculum development and teacher training in international peace and conflict management. Additional grants of $30,000 to $40,000 are being offered for projects investigating peace, conflict, and governance in Latin America. Nonprofit organizations, official public institutions, and individuals are encouraged to apply. Contact: Solicited Grants Projects, usip, 1550 M St., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005-1708; (202) 457-1700.

January 2--Art competition: Scholastic Inc. is inviting students in grades 7-12 to participate in the 64th annual "National Scholastic Art Awards" program. Scholastic conducts the program to encourage and recognize junior- and senior-high-school students for achievement in all areas of the visual arts. Prizes for student winners include $200,000 in cash awards, scholarships and tuition grants, gold-medal plaques, equipment prizes, and certificates of merit. Contact: Scholastic Awards Program, 730 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10003; (212) 505- 3566.

January 2--Research fellowships: The National Academy of Education at Stanford University's school of education is seeking applications for its 1991-92 "Spencer Fellowship Program." Up to 30 fellowships of $30,000 each will be awarded to support research on matters relevant to the improvement of education. To be eligible for the fellowships, which are open only to persons in education, the humanities, or the social and behavioral sciences, applicants must have received the Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent degree no earlier than January 1, 1985. The program is open to citizens of all countries and is non-residential. Contact: n.a.e., s.u., School of Education, CERAS-507, Stanford, Calif. 94305-3084.

January 2--Writing competition: Scholastic Inc. is inviting students in grades 7-12 to participate in the 67th annual "Writing Awards" program. Scholastic conducts the competition to encourage and recognize junior- and senior-high-school students for achievement in creative writing. Prizes for student winners include more than $25,000 in cash awards and equipment prizes. Contact: Scholastic Awards Program, 730 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10003; (212) 505-3365.

January 7--Humanities: The Council for Basic Education, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, is inviting applications for its 1991 "National Fellowships for Independent Study in the Humanities." Approximately 170 summer fellowships of $3,000 each will be awarded to full-time K-12 teachers who have had at least five years' experience and who devote at least half of their teaching time to the humanities. This year, for the first time, librarians and principals are eligible to apply. Contact: c.b.e., i.s.h., P.O. Box 135, Ashton, Md. 20861. Teachers and librarians should mail requests to Attn: Dept. T-7; principals should write to Dept. P-7.

January 15--Gifted education: The Intertel Foundation Inc. is inviting applications for its 1991 "Hollingworth Award Competition." An award of $2,000 will be presented to an individual or educational organization for proposed research in the field of the education or psychology of gifted children and youths. For application information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Roxanne H. Cramer, Chairman, Hollingworth Award Committee, 4300 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, Va. 22030.

January 15--Rural education: The Division of Continuing Education at Kansas State University is calling for proposals for presentation at the National Conference on Rural Adult Education Initiatives. Individuals are invited to submit proposals for presentations, panels, or workshops focusing on the conference theme, "Making Education Part of the Rural Solution: A Vision for the 1990's." The conference will be held on June 20-22, 1991, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Michelle Mazzola, The Rural Clearinghouse, dce, 111 College Court Building, ksu, Manhattan, Kan. 66506-6001; (913) 532-5560.

January 23--Writing awards: The National Council of Teachers of English is inviting nominations for its "Achievement Awards in Writing" program for 1991. High-school teachers in the United States, Canada, and American schools abroad may enroll eleventh-grade students in the writing program. Students' impromptu themes and writing samples will be due April 21, 1991. Contact: Achievement Awards in Writing, ncte, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; (217) 328-3870.

January 31--Community service: The Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education, in cooperation with Merck And Company Inc., is inviting nominations for the 1991 "Teacher Award for Community Service." The $5,000 award will be presented to a teacher who has provided exemplary service and leaership in the development of local alliances of business, science, engineering, and education. Contact: Ronnie Lowenstein, tcste, 5112 Berwyn Rd., 3rd Floor, College Park, Md. 20740; (301) 220-0817.


February 1--Democracy in education: The Institute for Democaracy in Education is calling for workshop proposals for its 1991 "Democracy and Education Conference." Proposals should address the theme " Restructuring for Democratic Classrooms and Schools," and will be presented at the conference, to be held June 27-29, 1991, in Athens, Ohio. Contact: ide, 119 McCracken Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701-2979; (614) 593-4531.

February 1--Science and math teachers: The Council for Basic Education is now accepting applications for grants under its "Sci-Mat Fellows" program. Fifty grants of $3,500 will be awarded to outstanding secondary teachers of science and mathematics for six weeks of interdisciplinary study in the humanities during the summer of 1991. The fellows will be selected on the basis of a study plan designed to link topics between the sciences and the humanities. Contact: cbe, Sci-Mat Fellowships, Dept. PR, 725 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 347-4171.

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