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May 9--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under the State Systems for Transition Services for Youth With Disabilities, to provide assistance to states to develop, implement, and improve systems to provide transition services for youths with disabilities from age 14 through the age they exit school. An estimated 12 awards of approximately $458,000 each will be granted. Contact: Bill Halloran, Division of Educational Services, Office of Special Education Programs, u.s.e.d., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Switzer Building, Room 4625, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-1112.

May 10--Adult education: The Maine Association for Public School Adult Education is inviting applications for presentations at its 1991 annual statewide conference, "The 90's: The Challenge of Change," to be held at the Sheraton Tara Hotel in South Portland, Me., on November 2 and 3. There will be a $25 honorarium per workshop presentation. Contact: Thomas Nash, Massabesic Adult and Community Education, P.O. Box 499, Waterboro, Me. 04087; (207) 247-3221.

May 10--Educational partnerships: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Educational Partnerships Program, to encourage the creation of alliances between public elementary and secondary schools or institutions of higher education and the private sector. An estimated four awards of approximately $224,000 each will be granted to eligible partnerships. Contact: Lois N. Weinberg, used, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington D.C. 20208-5644; (202) 219-2116.

May 10--Teaching with documents: The National Archives is inviting secondary-school social-studies teachers or supervisors to apply for its 1991 summer institute, "Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies," to be held in Washington, D.C., June 24-July 3. Graduate credit is avalable for an additional fee. Contact: Education Branch, Office of Public Programs, National Archives, Washington, D.C. 20408; (202) 724-0454.

May 15--China exchange: Applications are due for the U.S.-China Educator Exchange Program, involving an educational-study tour in China for teachers and administrators, sponsored by the Council on International Education Exchange, to be held July 11-30. Contact: Professional Programs, ciee, 205 East 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10017; (212) 661-1414, Ext. 1209.

May 15--Low-income families: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Follow Through Program, for local projects and research grants to serve the needs of children from low-income families in kindergarten through grade 3 who have had Head Start or similar-quality preschool experiences. An estimated 25 awards of approximately $203,420 each will be awarded to local educational agencies for local projects, and an estimated 5 awards of approximately $100,000 each in the form of research grants will be awarded to public and private nonprofit agencies, institutions, and organizations. Contact: Ms. Patricia McKee, Compensatory Education Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 2043, Washington, D.C. 20202-6132; (202) 401-1692.

May 15--School principals: Applications are due for the 1991 Vanderbilt University Principals' Institute, to be held from June 30 to July 12 at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Elementary- and secondary-school principals from the United States, Canada, and abroad are encouraged to apply. This year, the institute will concentrate on developing the problem-solving skills and strategic thinking of participants as applied to issues of school-based management and school improvement. Box 503, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 37203; (800) 288-3357 or (615) 343-7092.

May 15--Science teachers: Applications are due for a two-week summer institute sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Bell Atlantic Charitable Foundation, to be held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. beginning July 22. The institute will immerse the selected teachers in a grad-uate-level program on communications and information technologies. It is open to teachers of science and technology in grades 5 through 9 in the mid-Atlantic states, with special emphasis on those who teach minority or disadvantaged students. Contact: Betty Calinger, a.a.a.s., 1333 H St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 326-6629.

May 15--Vocational education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Rehabilitation Training Program, to increase the supply of qualified personnel available for employment in public and private agencies and institutions involved in the vocational rehabilitation and independent-living rehabilitation of individuals with handicaps. An estimated two awards of approximately $100,000 each will be granted in the area of rehabilitation nursing, and an estimated two awards of approximately $100,000 each will be awarded in the area of speech-language pathology and audiology, to state agencies and other public or nonprofit agencies and organizations. Contact: Bruce Rose, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3332, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2649; (202) 732-1351.

May 17--School partnerships: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its School, College, and University Partnerships Program, to encourage partnerships between institutions of higher education and secondary schools serving low-income students. An estimated 11 awards of approximately $275,000 each will be granted to institutions of higher education and local educational agencies that enter into a written partnership agreement. The partnership may also include businesses, labor organizations, professional associations, or community-based organizations. Contact: May J. Weaver, Chief, Special Services Branch, Divison of Student Services, Office of Postsecondary Education, u.s.e.d., Room 3066, ROB-3, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-5249; (202) 708-4808.

May 20--Bilingual/Native American education: Registration is due for the 13th Annual American Indian Language Development Institute, sponsored by the University of Arizona, to be held on the campus of the university on June 3-28. Contact: Teresa McCarty or Ofelia Zepeda, College of Education, Box 309, a.i.l.d.i., University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. 85721; (602) 621-1311/7108.

May 20--Social-studies teaching awards: Nominations and applications are due for the Academic Freedom Award, honoring an individual who has contributed significantly to the preservation of academic freedom in social-studies education, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies and Social Issues Resources Series Inc. Winners receive $1,500 cash and a plaque. Contact: n.c.s.s., 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.

May 20--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Educational Media Research, Production, Distribution, and Training Program, to promote the educational advancement of people with disabilities through educational media in the area of closed-captioned sports programs. An estimated three or fewer awards of approximately $250,000 each will be granted to profit and nonprofit public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions. Contact: Joseph Clair, Division of Educational Services, Office of Special Education Programs, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Switzer Building, Room 4620-2644, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-4503, TDD (202) 732-1169.

May 24--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Technology, Educational Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Program, to support projects and centers for advancing the availability, quality, use, and effectiveness of technology, educational media, and materials in the education of children and youths with disabilities. An estimated five awards of approximately $156,000 per year each will be granted in the area of educational implications of using assistive technology. Contact: Linda Glidewell, Division of Innovation and Development, Office of Special Education Programs, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Switzer Building, Room 3524, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-1099.

May 30--Arts education: Applications are due for the July 29-August 2 workshop on "Realms of Imagining: Developing a Thematic Curriculum Through the Arts," sponsored by the Arts Council for Chautauqua County, N.Y., to be held at the College Lodge in Brockton, N.Y. Contact: Insitute, Arts Council for Chautauqua County, 600 Central Ave., Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048; (716) 366-7176.

May 31--History: Applications are due for a summer institute on the Bill of Rights and its legacy in American history designed for elementary- and secondary-school teachers and librarians, sponsored by the Library of Congress and Catholic University, to be held in Washington, D.C., from July 15 to August 2. Participants will receive a stipend for the insitute, which will feature scholarly presentations, individual research, and assistance with classroom applications. Applications received after the deadline will be accepted for the waiting list. Contact: Office of Education Services, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540; (202) 707-3302.

May 31--Teacher education: The Association of Teacher Educators is accepting submissions for its tenth annual competition for the Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education award. The award was established to encourage, recognize, and promote exemplary doctoral-level research that substantially contributes to the improvement of teacher education. Contact: Timothy J. Sullivan, University of Central Florida, College of Education, Orlando, Fla. 32816.

May 31--Teacher education: The Association of Teacher Educators is inviting proposals for professional clinics, thematic sessions, and research reports on the theme "Education and Family: A Global Perspective" for presentation at its 72nd annual meeting to be held in Orlando, Fla., on February 15-19, (817) 755-3111.

June 1--Geography teaching awards: Entries are due for the 1991 Rand McNally Geography Teaching Awards, open to teachers of all subjects who teach in grades K-12 and have developed an outstanding learning activity that improves geography awareness among their students. First-, second-, and third-place awards of $5,000, $1,000, and $500, plus Rand McNally teaching materials and a lead-crystal globe, will be presented in three grade-level divisions: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Contact: Rand McNally Excellence in Geography Teaching Awards, P.O. Box 654, Skokie, Ill. 60076-0654.

June 1--Humanities fellowships: Applications are due for National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, designed to support six to twelve months of full-time, uninterrupted study and research that will make significant contributions to the humanities. Two competitions exist--one for scholars in undergraduate colleges and universities, for independent scholars, and for scholars associated with museums, libraries, historical societies, or institutions with no connection with the humanities; and one for scholars in Ph.D.-granting universities. Contact: Guinevere L. Griest, Division of Fellowships and Seminars, neh, Room 316, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506; (202) 786-0466.

June 1--Multicultural education: A call for proposals has been issued for the National Association for Multicultural Education conference, to be held February 14-16, 1992, in Orlando, Fla. Name invites proposals for papers, workshops, and symposia on all aspects of multicultural education. Contact: Alfread G. Mouton, name Proposal Coordinator, Division of Basic Studies, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, La. 70609; (318) 475-5131.

June 1--NERA Conference: A call for papers has been issued for the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, to be held October 23-25 in Ellenville, N.Y. Research proposals utilizing both quantitative and qualitative designs are solicited for the following categories: paper presentation, symposium, roundtable, and research-in-progress. Contact: Paul J. Vermette, nera Program Co-Chair, Department of Education, Niagara University, N.Y. 14109; (718) 285-1212.

June 1--Professional development: The Principals' Center at City College of New York and National Educators for Social Responsibility are inviting applications for "Conflict Resolution and Intergroup Relations for School-Based Management," a summer institute for administrators and other school leaders, to be held July 1-3 at the Hudson River Conference Center, Ossining, N.Y. Contact: Educators for Social Responsibility, 23 Garden St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138; (617) 492-1764.

June 1--Research award: Nominations are due for the Exemplary Research Award, given for published research (between June 1989 and May 1991) of an empirical, theoretical, or philosophical nature that: has social education as its central focus; employs rigorous research standards; advances the conception of social education and knowledge of teaching and learning in the domain; and attends to social, political, and ethical concerns. Contact: Jeffrey Cornett, Chair, Exemplary Research Subcommittee, University of Central Florida, College of Education, Department of Instructional Programs, Orlando, Fla. 32816-0250.

June 1--School librarians: Submissions of outstanding and innovative projects, plans, or programs are due for the International Association of School Librarianship Commendation Awards. Contact: Sigrun Klara Hannesdottir, i.a.s.l. Vice President, University of Iceland, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland.

June 1--Social-studies teaching awards: Nominations and applications are due for the Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year and Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year awards, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies. Winners will receive a $2,500 cash award, a commemorative plaque, and a one year membership in the n.c.s.s. Nominations must come from supervisors, principals, colleagues, or individuals who submit evidence of the nominees' achievements. Contact: n.c.s.s., 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.

June 3--At-risk youths: Applications are due for attending a four-day summer training institute, entitled "Effective Instruction of Difficult-To-Teach Students," sponsored by the Association for Educational and Psychological Consultants, to be held June 24-27 in Aspen, Colo. Contact: Fred West, aepc, 2201 N. Lamar St., Suite 207, Austin, Tex. 78705; (512) 482-0744.

June 3--Innovation in education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Innovation in Education Program, to provide grants for projects that show promise of identifying and disseminating innovative educational approaches at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. The estimated range of awards is $200,000 to $750,000; approximately $9 million in funds is available, to be granted to state educational agencies, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, private schools, and other public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions or consortia of those agencies. Contact: Shirley Steele, used, Fund for the Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 522, Washington, D.C. 20208-5524; (202) 219-1496.

June 5--Vocational education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its State Vocational Rehabilitation Unit In-Service Training Program, to provide grants for in-service training to state vocational-rehabilitation-unit personnel in areas essential to effective management or in skill areas to improve the provision of vocational-rehabilitation services. An estimated 50 awards of approximately $43,207 each will be granted to state agencies and other public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including institutions of higher education. Contact: Bruce Rose, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3332, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2649; (202) 732-1351.

June 6--Educational media: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Educational Media Research, Production, Distribution, and Training Program, to promote the educational advancement of persons with disabilities. An estimated six awards of approximately $133,000 each will be granted for special research, development, and evaluation projects; an estimated two awards of approximately $500,000 each will be granted for descriptive video projects. Contact: Joseph Clair, Division of Educational Services, Office of Special Education Programs, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Switzer Building, Room 4620-2644, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-4503.

June 7--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Early Education Program for Children With Disabilities, to provide support for activities designed to address the special problems of infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities, and to assist state and local entities in expanding and improving programs and services for those children and their families. An estimated one award of approximately $750,000 will be granted to a public or private, profit or nonprofit organization or institution. Contact: Joseph Clair, Division of Educational Services, Office of Special Education Programs, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Switzer Building, Room 4620-2644, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-4503.

June 7--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Technology, Educational Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Program, to support projects and centers for advancing the availability, quality, use, and effectiveness of technology, educational media, and materials in the education of children and youths with disabilities and the provision of early-intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities. An estimated one award of approximately $500,000 per year wil be granted for a center to advance the use of technology, media, and materials in specially designed instruction for children with disabilities; an estimated one award of approximately $500,000 per year will be granted for a center to advance the quality of technology, media, and materials for providing special education to children with disabilities. Contact: Linda Glidewell, Division of Innovation and Development, Office of Special Education Programs, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Switzer Building, Room 3524, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 732-1099, TDD (202) 732-1169.

June 10--Mathematics and science education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its National Program for Mathematics and Science Education, to support projects of national significance designed to improve the quality of teaching in mathematics and science in the nation's elementary and secondary schools. An estimated four awards of approximately $500,000 each and an estimated seven to twelve awards of approximately $250,000 each will be granted to state and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education and public and private nonprofit organizations. Contact: Allen A. Schmieder, used, Fund for the Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 522, Washington, D.C. 20208-5524; (202) 219-1496.

June 14--Educational research: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Educational Research and Development Centers Program, to support research-and-development centers to conduct research and related activities. An estimated one award will be funded over five years, with a five-year total of approximately $6.3 million available, and be granted to an institution of higher education, alone or in consort with public agencies or private nonprofit organizations, or an interstate agency established by compact that operates subsidiary bodies established to conduct postsecondary educational research and development. Contact: Ned Chalker, used, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Room 610, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20208-5573; (202) 219-2079.

June 14--Homeless education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards, under its Adult Education for the Homeless Program, to enable state educational agencies to plan and implement a program of literacy training and basic-skills remediation for adult homeless individuals within their states. An estimated 35 awards of approximately $280,000 each will be granted to state educational agencies. Contact: Paul R. Geib Jr., Special Programs Branch, Division of National Programs, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4512, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-7327; (202) 732-2364.


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The Education Department recently awarded $2.7 million in grants, under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988, to support programs for gifted and talented elementary and secondary students. Nearly all the grantees are forming collaborative arrangements, involving universities, local school districts, and private organizations. The award recipients and the amounts of their grants are listed below by state:


Arkansas. University of Arkansas, Little Rock: $302,546. California. San Diego State University, San Diego: $133,738. Kansas. Kansas Department of Education, Topeka: $296,352. Michigan. Kalamazoo City School District, Kalamazoo: $152,217. Nebraska. University of Nebraska, Lincoln: $193,396.

New Jersey. Educational Information and Resource Center, Sewell: $260,742. New York. Community School District No. 22, Brooklyn: $282,278; Hunter College/CUNY Research, New York City: $87,437; Teachers College/Columbia University, New York City: $112,500; Community School District No. 27, Ozone Park: $200,350. North Carolina. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: $222,283. Texas. Lamar University, Beaumont: $238,274; Texas A&M Research Foundation, College Station: $180,559.


The Education Department recently awarded $162 million in contracts to operate 10 regional educational laboratories over the next five years to address specific regional concerns and focus on improving results for at-risk students and meeting the needs of small rural schools. The awardees are listed below according to the region they represent, and including the states in the region, the amount of the award, the award recipient, the location of the laboratory, and the contact person.


Northeastern Region: Me., N.H., Vt., Mass., R.I., Conn., N.Y., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands. $20.46 million to the Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands, Andover, Mass., David Crandall.

Mid-Atlantic Region: Del., D.C., Md., N.J., Pa. $16.9 million to Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., John E. Hopkins.

Southeastern Region: Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., S.C. $18.5 million to South Eastern Regional Vision for Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Roy Forbes.

Midwestern Region: Ill., Ind., Iowa, Mich., Minn., Ohio, Wis. $22.9 million to the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, Elmhurst, Ill., Jeri Nowakowski.

Appalachian Region: Ky., Tenn., Va., W.Va. $13 million to the Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc., Charleston, W.Va., Terry Eidell.

Southwestern Region: Ark., La., N.M., Okla., Tex. $17.3 million to the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Austin, Tex., Preston Kronkosky.

Central Region: Colo., Kan., Mo., Neb., N.D., S.D., Wyo. $12.9 million to the Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory, Aurora, Colo., Lawrence Hutchins.

Northwestern Region: Alaska, Idaho, Mont., Ore., Wash. $16.7 million to the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Ore., Robert Rath.

Western Region: Ariz., Calif., Nev., Utah. $17.7 million to the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, Calif., Dean Hafziger.

Pacific Basin Region: Hawaii and Pacific Island entities. $6.3 million to the Pacific Regional Educational Laboratory, Honolulu, Hawaii, John Kofel.


The Education Department recently awarded $37.2 million in grants to operate six new education research centers over the next five years with the aim of providing a foundation for restructuring American education.

The centers are listed below by their concentrations, and the listing includes the name and location of the center, a contact person, any collaborating schools, and the amount of the grant.


Education policy and student learning. The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, N.J., Susan Fuhrman. Collaborating with: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.; Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.; University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.; and Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.: $7.1 million.

Learning to teach. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., Mary Kennedy. Collaborating with: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.; and Education Matters, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.: $6.8 million.

Literature teaching and learning. The State University of New York at Albany, Arthur Applebee: $4.3 million.

Mathematics teaching and learning. The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., Thomas Romberg. Collaborating with: Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; and San Diego State University, Calif.: $5.9 million.

Postsecondary learning, teaching, and assessment. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., James L. Ratcliff. Collaborating with: University of Illinois at Chicago; Syracuse University, N.Y.; Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.; and North Carolina State University, Raleigh: $5.9 million.

Student learning. The University of Pittsburgh, Pa., Robert Glaser and Lauren Resnick: $7.2 million.


The Education Department has awarded $2.3 million in contracts, under the Indian Education Act of 1988, to support six regional Indian Education Technical Assistance Centers that will serve schools, tribes, parents, and others seeking to improve the quality of education for Native American students. The centers will provide information, training, and technical assistance, through newsletters, toll-free telephone-inquiry lines, workshops, seminars, and on-site consultations.

The centers, their locations, the states they will serve, and the amount of the grants are listed below:


Center I. ORBIS Associates, Washington, D.C., serving Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., La., Me., Md., Mass., Mich., Mo., Miss., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., and D.C.: $420,485.

Center II. United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, N.D., serving Iowa, Kan., Minn., Neb., N.D., S.D., and Wis.: $412,880.

Center III. Indian Leadership Program, School of Education, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash., serving Colo., Idaho, Mont., Ore., Utah., Wash., and Wyo.: $417,894.

Center IV. National Indian Training and Research Center, Tempe, Ariz., serving Ariz., Calif., N.M., and Nev.: $392,772.

Center V. American Indian Research and Development Center, Inc., Norman, Okla., serving Okla. and Tex.: $325,379.

Center VI. Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, serving Alaska: $298,590.

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